Wilf Nussey was a newspaperman for forty years, all but four of them based in Africa. He was a foremost foreign correspondent for the Argus group of newspapers for twenty years spanning most of Africa’s transition to independence and its continuing upheavals. Before that he was a freelance correspondent in Kenya for various British and North American media and lived and worked in Britain and Canada. Assignments have taken him to the Middle East, Far East, Europe and New Zealand. Five years after being appointed editor of a small newspaper, he quit to write books and freelance and has produced four successful documentaries and a collection of stories in South Africa. Now he and his wife live within yards of the sea at Simon’s Town in South Africa’s Cape Peninsula.
This site is about the books, articles and experiences of Wilf Nussey, journalist and writer. The photo above is a metaphor of him: long in the tooth, long nose wrinkled from non-stop probing, sagging middle from age and indulgence, flat feet, bad back, flapping ears, worn old bod, generally past sell-by date. That comes from forty years of newspapering, mainly international reporting with nine behind executive desks, mainly boring. The twig being chewed is because few aspiring authors have much else. So all that's left is this ambitious blog wherein subjects that occasionally exercise the mind will also be chewed on. I hope you enjoy. Good luck
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