Author: Letitia Mason

I fell in love with East and Central Africa while living and working in a harambee school in Kenya in 1972. I have been on mission to South Sudan with Flame International, an organisation providing a ministry of peace and reconciliation in areas of conflict and trauma, and listened to the stories of women’s lives. Maria is a fictional character but the historical events and their impact on ordinary lives are real.

I live in Surrey with a globe-trotting husband and a crazy dog.