"Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy" - Nicholas Schmidle - Atlantic Monthly

"Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy" - Nicholas Schmidle - Atlantic Monthly

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a Ghanaian investigative journalist with many disguises—from addict to imam—and one overriding mission: to force Ghana’s government to act against the lawbreakers he exposes.

by: Nicholas Schmidle | publication date: November 1, 2010 | Publication: Atlantic Monthly |

". . .Over the past 10 years, Anas has gone undercover dozens of times, playing everything from an imam to a crooked cop. Hardly anyone in the country knows his face. Photos of him on the Internet are either masked or digitally doctored. (He claims to own more than 30 wigs.) Once, while doing a story about child prostitution, he worked as a janitor inside a brothel, mopping floors, changing bedsheets, and picking up used condoms. Another time, on the trail of Chinese sex traffickers, he donned a tuxedo and delivered room service at a swanky hotel that the pimp frequented with his prostitutes. . ."

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