A commenter from Djibouti at a Somali community forum muses on the London riots:
That awkward moment when your cousin in Mogadishu sends you a FB message and asks you if you are safe.
Indeed. I have a section in my (ahem) new book on civic disintegration in Britain called “The Depraved City.” But I didn’t expect my publicist to light up half of London as a promotional tie-in.
(via Kate McMillan)