California Literary Review

Profile of Adam Roberts


Adam Roberts is a staff correspondent of The Economist. For four years, he was the publication’s Johannesburg bureau chief, reporting from Madagascar, Congo, South Africa, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and-illegally-from Zimbabwe, as well as from many corners in between. He has also reported from Southeast Asia, the Balkans, Europe, and the United States.

Articles written for the California Literary Review:

  • Oil and Africa
    Posted on 25 Mar 2007 in Africa, History, Military, Non-Fiction Reviews, Politics

    [Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Adam Robert’s new book The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa.] Africa, overall, has a handy supply of oil. Its known reserves are small compared with the Middle East: it may have 100 billion barrels of […]

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