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Malcolm Alexander

Although Malcolm Alexander was raised in north London, school holidays in Norfolk with his ‘crabby’ great-uncle Claude engendered a love of the countryside and the pursuit of a career in agriculture. Meeting a young Desmond Tutu, then newly-arrived as part-time curate at St. Alban’s, Golders Green, and studying at King’s College, inspired Malcolm’s deep love of Africa.

Having graduated in agricultural economics from Wye College (University of London), Malcolm and his wife worked on a settlement scheme in western Uganda helping school-leavers make a living from planting tea. Enthused by the prospect of exploring Mt. Mulanje, Malcolm then spent three years in Malawi planning agricultural projects.

Malcolm’s long friendship with Archbishop Tutu and his family has continued, leading to him being a founding Trustee (now a Vice-Patron) of the Tutu Foundation UK. He is also a member of the Royal African Society.

Neil Parsons

Neil Parsons was professor of history at the University of Botswana and has taught and researched at universities in Zambia, Swaziland, South Africa, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. He is the author of King Khama, Emperor Joe and the Great White Queen, and, with Alois Mlambo, A History of Southern Africa.

Ruth Sutton

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Kevin Shillington

Historian Kevin Shillington holds a doctorate in African history from the University of London. His books on African history include The Colonisation of the Southern Tswana 1870-1900, History of Southern Africa, History of Africa (4th edition) as well as biographies of Rhodes, Rawlings and Museveni.

Edward Steindler

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Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor, née ******* , is the great grand-daughter of Margaret and Morgan. Sue grew up in South Wales, immersed in the family’s stories which she was later to bring so vividly to life in “Bread and Heaven”. After qualifying as a nurse, and living in Nigeria she joined the teaching profession, eventually retiring as a Headteacher. The chronicle of the Rhondda branch of the family, portrayed in “Bread and Heaven”, soon came to life and has fascinated its readers from across the UK and attracted an enthusiastic response from Welsh heritage families in Australia and the Eastern US.

Nicolas Ridley

Nicolas Ridley has lived and worked in Tokyo, Casablanca, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Paris and now lives in London & Bath where he writes fiction, non-fiction, scripts and stage plays. His plays have been performed by professional and non-professional companies in theatres and at drama festivals in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Australia. His one-act plays, Alphabets & Angels, Made For Each Other, Rude Awakenings and his collection of short plays, Six of One, are published by Stagescripts. Godfrey’s Ghost, his biographical memoir, is published by Mogzilla Life. A prize-winner and Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been read at any venues in the UK. Others have been published in London Lies, Lovers’ Lies and Weird Lies by Arachne Press (UK), Ariadne’s Thread(UK), Barbaric Yawp (USA) and many other periodicals.