John Samson

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A Sudan trip

Sudan – a place that is often in the news for the wrong reasons; a territory ravaged by conflict for over a century. As with many places where there’s conflict, there’s often incredible creativity.

It inspired this song by Jenny and Rosanna Delenta, sisters born in Sudan but who grew up in South Africa. The author of the piece is TSL author John Samson

And is the inspiration behind Amna Agib’s two collections of short stories: The Roots that Gave Birth to Magical Blossoms, and The Glowing Blossoms that Kept the Roots Alive.

While not dealing directly with Sudan, William Endley‘s book on the Union Defence Force in World War 1 was written whilst he was employed in Sudan.

TSL director Anne Samson has touched on Sudan in her biography of Kitchener: The man not the myth published by Helion.

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John Samson

About John Samson

Having had friends and others comment favourably on his writing but not being able to find an agent, John looked to self-publish. Cold Fiction was the outcome. Having discovered TSL Pub, he is in the process of moving his self-published novels to us. Shaka are Dead was his first novel published by TSL. Powerless was his first written novel and is the second to be published. Reading Lady Chatterley in Africa is John’s third novel, was followed by A Donkey Called Oddsock and now The Fall of the Romance Empire.
John also writes under the name RJ Whitfield.

John’s writing draws on his South African upbringing, exploring themes around reconciliation between different groups of people and circumstances. He enjoys travelling to unusual destinations.
He has been writing since about 2005 and has been an active member of the Harrow Writers’ Circle since 2006.
Apart from writing, his other main love is music charts.

Books by John