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Waugh and the Horn

Another article has appeared contrasting Evelyn Waugh’s dismissive attitude toward Djibouti in the 1930s with the bustling activity there today. This is entitled “Scramble for the Horn” by Oliver Miles in the London Review of Books: Evelyn Waugh, who passed through … Continue reading

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Two Openings and a Debut

A Waugh quote opens an article in the South China Morning Post about Djibouti: Not that long ago, Djibouti was known for little more than French legionnaires, atrocious heat and being at the other end of a railway line to … Continue reading

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New Service on Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway

The New York Times has announced opening of service on the new railway line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa (including videos of opening ceremony and trains): The 10:24 a.m. train out of Djibouti’s capital drew some of the biggest names … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Cities

Evelyn Waugh’s descriptions of two cities he had visited have been quoted in recent profiles. The first is Bari in Italy which was the staging point in WWII for missions to Yugoslavia such as that to which Waugh was assigned … Continue reading

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Waugh in Djibouti

The Daily Beast, an internet newspaper that it owes its title to Waugh, has run a background article on the small east African nation of Djibouti. Their correspondent Tim Mak made a trip to the country which is now host to … Continue reading

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