George Balamoan (b. 1931), a Sudanese, attended a Technical College in Gloucester and took a degree in Economics at Hull University.
Eighteen letters, written chiefly on air letter forms, sent to Mrs Joan Braunholtz when Balamoan was teaching at the Bornu State College of Basic Studies, Maiduguri. The first letter, 14 April 1978, was written soon after his arrival in Nigeria. The last, 2 March 1980, was written from Sudan after he had left his post due to ill health, and reflects his disenchantment with the amenities and technical abilities he found in Nigeria.
Presented by Joan Braunholtz, February 1981.