Dan Brockington

I lived and worked in Tanzania for several years since the mid-1990s conducting long-term anthropological fieldwork in remote rural areas. I draw on this experience for my fiction writing, and my submission comes from a book based on a year spent living in my wife’s village in central Tanzania beneath a large extinct volcano called Mt Hanang. Some of this book amalgamates stories of her childhood and our children’s experience growing up and going to school there. Currently we live in the UK, in the Peninnes and I work at the University of Sheffield.