Author: Habib William Kherbek
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The latest novel by Habib William Kherbek is best summarised as a polemical work that examines the failings, malicious undercurrents and potential political disasters of Western intervention in Africa. The novel's central character is the marketing guru and ‘ethical entrepreneur’ Graham Price. After a Richard III style campaign for the Scoliosis Partnership brutally backfires in London, Price takes to African country 'Z' where he befriends arms dealers, sets up photoshoots with Hollywood celebrities and even contacts Z's dictator by ignoring all international code and risking harm to the civilian population. Kherbeks’ crosshairs are always keenly aimed at the previous failings of the British state abroad and the danger of the 'white saviour' in Africa. In 'Best Practices' the reader feels there is no better writer at finding the balance between the farcical and the tragic in the present literary landscape. 'Best Practices' is a true one off not to be missed.