AFRICA’S MOST AWARDED WRITER

    In his new novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, Chigozi Obioma recounts the sorrows of a young Nigerian poultry farmer who returns to his native land after a term in the Mediterranean. Like all exiles, Chinoso feels that he has come home to a world that has moved on without him. Long brooding over the loss of his homeland has exaggerated …

Hot and Naked into 2019

In 1952, Rock Hudson was thrown out of a Turkish baths at 92 Jermyn Street, London, for importuning. Steam must have had an aphrodisiac effect on the Hollywood star, who prowled all-male baths in search of sex. Routinely raided by the police, in 1975 Jermyn Street’s hammam was eventually shut down. (The site is now occupied by Crockett & Jones …