Christopher Othen is a writer currently based in Eastern Europe. His day jobs have
included journalist, legal representative for asylum seekers, and English language
teacher. Off the clock he has interviewed retired mercenaries about war crimes, discussed
lost causes with political extremists, and got drunk with an ex-mujahideen who knew
Osama Bin Laden. His second book, about the Katanga secession in Africa, will be
published in 2015.