Bona Malwal is a visiting academic at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is the founder and editor of two daily English language newspapers in Khartoum, as well as the founder of the Sudan Democratic Gazette, an exile publication for Sudanese opposition based in London. He holds a Diploma in Journalism from Indiana University, a BSc in Economics from St John’s University, New York and an MSc in Journalism and International Relations from Columbia University. He is the author of four previous books on Sudan. He was held as a prisoner of conscience for 14 months in 1982 under President Jaafar Mohammed Nimieri’s military regime in Sudan and was the founding Secretary General of the Southern Front between October 1964 and November 1968. Bona has been one of the architects and proponents of the right of the people of South Sudan to self-determination.