Trojanow is at home on all continents. What he reports about goes far beyond the beauty of the landscapes or the strangeness of the customs. He writes about how the people live: in conflict-ridden Africa, in the mega-cities of India or in other countries of Asia, which are afflicted by natural catastrophes and are threatened by political revolutions. He also, however, puts Bulgaria, the land of his birth, under the microscope. His depictions of the old boys’ networks in new disguise read like modern European spine-chillers. Curious, honest, critical and self-critical. Ilija Trojanow makes you see the world in a different light.