Damien Brown

Damien Brown is a South African-born doctor based in London. He began writing seriously after his last humanitarian posting, encouraged by readers of a blog he kept while working in Africa. When not treating patients or writing, Damien can be heard playing drums with his old university band, or toying with an overpriced piece of camera equipment.

For Damien's 10 tips for surviving an MSF posting click here:

Damien answers Booktopia's Ten Terrifying Questions here:



A young man's boldness is accompanied by a lack of sentimentality and a genuinely questing spirit, and these keep you turning the pages, wondering, as in all the best books, what is going to happen next.
Daily Mail

He writes with empathy and energy, pulling no punches about African cultural anomalies and social animosities, while fear and farce, seasoned with humour and humanity, give a mouth-drying edge of adrenaline to the entertainment value of his stories.

An honest, unpretentious account... capturing the moments of sublime joy that living
and working in such extremities can provide.

Sunday Herald Sun

A pleasure to read.
Sunday Telegraph (Sydney)

An honest, sometimes funny and insightful account of the rewards and heartbreak of life in extreme circumstances
Herald Sun