I am currently living in Malawi, where I am writing a book about this beautiful country, through the voices of its people. And I have a weekly Letter from Malawi published in the Scotsman. You can catch up on it here.
I love writing, but don’t pretend to offer any great insight, just my experience in politics, journalism and life over the last 35 years or so.
I am not a public intellectual, think of me more as a granny with attitude.
Talking of grannies with attitude, I am pictured above with one of my closest friends, Homba Mbkeani, who sadly died in July 2019, two weeks after her 92nd birthday.
She was wise, strong, and had a helluva lot of attitude: she was the soul of Malawi.