Leila Aziz was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1969, where she still lives, running her charity for adult orphans who face discrimination. Wendy Wallace is an award-wining journalist and writer. She has spent many years in Sudan, working mainly for the UN. She won the title Education Journalist of the year in 2001, and has written for The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and several Middle Eastern publications. She lives in London.