The Minefield Girl by Sofia Ek

by Francis McGovern

I just finished the memoir, The Minefield Girl by Sofia Ek. It's a short but compelling read and it takes you behind the scenes of Sofia Ek´s personal experiences as a young woman doing business in Libya while Gaddafi was still in power. Sofia Ek comes to the country from Sweeden. Like many readers of Literary Traveler she wants to travel and experience the world. She ends up there because she is working for the Wall Street Journal via Smart Money magazine selling advertorial space in an upcoming feature on Libya.
She's good at sales. She uses the prestige of the Wall S...

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