John Ryle

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Public profile: 
John Ryle is a writer, researcher and film-maker specialising in Eastern and Central Africa, author or co-author of numerous publications on the Sudans, and co-editor of The Sudan Handbook. He was the founding Executive Director of the Rift Valley Institute—a research and public information organisation working in Eastern and Central Africa—and Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology at Bard College, NY.