Bona Malwal is a visiting academic at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. He is the founder and editor of two daily English-language newspapers in Khartoum, The Vigilant (1965) and The Sudan Times (1986), as well as the founder of the Sudan Democratic Gazette, an exile publication for the Sudanese opposition based in London, UK. He is the author of four previous books on Sudan, People and Power in Sudan; Sudan: Second Challenge to Nationhood; The Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005: A Critique; and Sudan and South Sudan: From One to Two (St Antony’s Series).
Bona holds a Diploma in Journalism from Indiana University, USA, a BSc in Economics from St John’s University, New York, USA and an MSc in Journalism and International Relations from Columbia University, New York, USA. He was held as a prisoner of conscience for fourteen months in 1982 under President Jaafar Mohamed Nimeiri’s military regime in Sudan and was the founding Secretary General of the Southern Front between October 1964 and November 1968. Bona Malwal has been one of the architects and proponents of the right of the people of South Sudan to self-determination.