Alan Rake (born 1933) is an English journalist and writer about Africa.
Alan Rake was educated at Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy, politics and economics.He was invited by Jim Bailey, also educated at Oxford, to work for Drum magazine. In the late 1950s he opened a Nairobi office for the magazine, working as its East African editor. In the early 1960s he briefly worked for Drum in South Africa, and as General Manager of Drum in West Africa, before continuing to work for East African Drum as a London-based editor.
In 1968 he was briefly editor of the newsletter Africa Confidential .
In 1969 he started editing the monthly London-based African Development magazine, later renamed New African. He remained there as editor until his retirement in 1999.
Angus Lindsay Ritchie Calder was a Scottish writer, historian, and poet. Initially studying English literature, he became increasingly interested in political history and wrote a landmark study on Britain during the Second World War in 1969 entitled The People's War. He subsequently wrote several other historical works but became increasingly interested in literature and poetry and worked primarily as a writer, though often holding a number of university teaching positions. A socialist, he was a prominent Scottish public intellectual during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Bulletin was an Australian magazine first published in Sydney on 31 January 1880. The publication's focus was politics and business, with some literary content, and editions were often accompanied by cartoons and other illustrations. The views promoted by the magazine varied across different editors and owners, with the publication consequently considered either on the left or right of the political spectrum at various stages in its history. The Bulletin was highly influential in Australian culture and politics until after the First World War, and was then noted for its nationalist, pro-labour, and pro-republican writing.
Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson was a British writer and journalist. His most notable and successful book was Anatomy of Britain, which was published in 1962 and was followed by five more "Anatomies", updating the original book under various titles. He was the grandson of the linguist John Sampson, of whom he wrote a biography, The Scholar Gypsy: The Quest For A Family Secret (1997). He also gave Nelson Mandela advice on Mandela's famous 1964 defence speech at the trial which led to his conviction for life.
Alan John Ross was a British poet, writer, editor and publisher.
DRUM is a South African online family magazine mainly aimed at black readers containing market news, entertainment and feature articles. It has two sister magazines: Huisgenoot and YOU.
Peter Berresford Ellis is a British historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over 98 books to date either under his own name or his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 100 short stories. Under Peter Tremayne, he is the author of the international bestselling Sister Fidelma historical mystery series. His work has appeared in 25 languages.
Eric Edward Moon was a librarian and editor who had a shaping influence on American librarianship in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s as editor-in-chief of Library Journal, president of the American Library Association, and chief editor at Scarecrow Press. Moon was a trailblazer and influential figure instrumental in transforming library professionalism, polity, and social responsibility.
Henry Nxumalo, also known as Henry "Mr Drum" Nxumalo, was a pioneering South African investigative journalist under apartheid.
John Arthur Mogale Maimane, better known as Arthur Maimane, was a South African journalist and novelist.
Michael Roger Lewis Cockerell is a British broadcaster and journalist. He is the BBC's most established political documentary maker, with a long, Emmy award-winning career of political programmes spanning television and radio.
William Peter Coleman was an Australian writer and politician. A widely published journalist for over 60 years, he was editor of The Bulletin (1964–1967) and of Quadrant for 20 years, and published 16 books on political, biographical and cultural subjects. While still working as an editor and journalist he had a short but distinguished political career as a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1968–1978 for the Liberal Party, serving both as a Minister in the State Cabinet and in the final year as Leader of the New South Wales Opposition. From 1981–1987 he was the member for Wentworth in the Australian House of Representatives.
John Gittings is a British journalist and author who is mainly known for his work on modern China and the Cold War. From 1983 to 2003, he worked at The Guardian (UK) as assistant foreign editor and chief foreign leader-writer. He has been a fellow of the Transnational Institute.
Christopher Webber is an English musicologist, dramatist, actor, theatre director and writer.
Charles Vere Wintour was a British newspaper editor, the father of Vogue magazine editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and of the diplomatic editor of The Guardian newspaper, Patrick Wintour. After a life in media and publishing, Charles Wintour went on to become the editor-in-chief of the London Evening Standard.
The Labour Party of Indonesia was a political party in Indonesia.
John Alfred Spender CH was a British journalist and author. He also edited the London newspaper The Westminster Gazette from 1896 to 1922.
Moses Katjikuru Katjiuongua was a Namibian politician, minister in the Transitional Government of National Unity, member of the Constituent Assembly of Namibia, and member of the National Assembly of Namibia.
James Richard Abe Bailey, was an Anglo-South African World War II fighter pilot, writer, poet and publisher. He was the founder of Drum, the most widely read magazine in Africa.
Michael Kitso Dingake is a Botswana political activist and writer.
Robert Sheppard is British poet and critic. He is at the forefront of the movement sometimes called "linguistically innovative poetry".
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