Alice O'Keeffe is an award-winning journalist and former arts editor of the New Statesman. She now works as a freelance writer and looks after two young children. You can find her on Twitter as @AliceOKeeffe.

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Books
24 July 2006
When I arrived in the circular shaman's hut on the outskirts of Leticia, in the Colombian Amazon, I had no idea I was...
Culture
17 July 2006
Saïd Rafisi, the muezzin at the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, closes his eyes and raises a hand to his mouth: "All-ahu...
Society
03 July 2006
"Oh, it's waiting to pounce, dear," Susan tells me, when I confess that, despite having been on the Tube that was blown...
Culture
29 May 2006
Hugo Chávez's visit to the UK this month gave him ample opportunity to extol the successes of his Bolivarian revolution...
TV and Radio
24 April 2006
Halfway through the last series of Celebrity Big Brother, I realised that my life had hit a new low. It was 2am, I had...
Culture
20 March 2006
Land of the Blind is an intriguing choice to open the tenth Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. It is a...
Books
06 February 2006
Grayson Perry confounds expectations at every turn, which is why both his work and his life story are so compelling....
Human Rights
17 October 2005
I was prepared to dislike Kierra Box. Glancing through her CV, I imagined she would be one of those geeky child...
Culture
18 July 2005
A man took my arm as I staggered, sooty and shaken, out into the daylight outside King's Cross, having spent half an...
Books
18 July 2005
Reading this autobiography of a revolutionary in Pinochet’s Chile is a reminder that my contemporaries and I inhabit a...
Economics
02 May 2005
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez has the confident demeanour of a highly successful man. Casually turned out in a crisp blue...
Politics
04 April 2005
Nina BawdenNina Bawden was injured in the Potter's Bar train crash in 2002. Her husband, Austen Kark, was killedYou...
Books
21 February 2005
Pedro Juan Gutierrez's first book of linked short stories, Dirty Havana Trilogy, established him as the unofficial...
Books
24 January 2005
Otto, or Oswaldo Antonio Barreto Miliani, was an unlikely revolutionary. He was born in 1934 to a right-wing, middle-...
Books
10 January 2005
Nick Barham is a man with a mission: to redeem the tarnished image of British youth. He does not deny that young people...

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