In her biography, Into the Light, Teresa Samuels recalls her hometown of Wau in the south of Sudan, shaded by mahogany and mango trees. Despite memories of hunger and hardship, her family were happy and lived in the rich grassland of the savannah, just above the equator, where the air was sweet and fragrant with the scent of wildflowers. When Teresa was just 11, all of this changed with the onset of the Sudanese civil war. South Sudanese defence forces clashed with Arab officers from the north just miles from Teresa’s school, and fifty years of fighting began.
“Making this book has given me the time to reflect on what I chose to do with my life and the people who have helped me along the way.” – Teresa Samuels
Click the button below to read the rest of Teresa’s testimonial and read excerpts from Into The Light.
Teresa’s brilliant writer Sara Walden lives in London and worked as an investigative journalist for the Sunday Times.