James North


James North has reported from Africa, Latin America, and Asia for four decades. He lives in New York City.

New China Hand New China Hand

Quite recently yet another of Jasper Becker's indispensable dispatches from China appeared in his newspaper, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. "Every year," Becker re...

Feb 1, 2001 / Books & the Arts / James North

African Heart, No Darkness African Heart, No Darkness

A revealing question: Why has V.S. Naipaul come to be much better known in the West than the great African writer Chinua Achebe?

Jun 22, 2000 / Books & the Arts / James North

Sen’s Sensibility Sen’s Sensibility

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to befriend an extended family who lived in a poor shantytown in the southern reaches of Santiago, Chile.

Nov 18, 1999 / Books & the Arts / James North

Media Starvation Diet Media Starvation Diet

All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

Jan 21, 1999 / Books & the Arts / James North