NEWS and UPCOMING
The big news is the September 2018 publication of my memoir of service in northeastern Nigeria over fifty years ago as a teacher and bush duty in in two elections over fifty years ago. It is a touching and deeply absorbing memoir of what people and places as they were on the cusp of national independence. It includes over 60 photographs I took at the time of people on the great sub-Saharan Bornu plain and in the forested hills to the south. I show the British at work in the last days of empire. Read about it on the first page of the site and order a copy to read the full story.
Peter Haring Judd, Figures in a Spare Landscape: serving in the twilight of empire, Nigeria 1959–60. (MA ARRI, an imprint of Spuyten Duyvil Publishing, New York, 2018)
I’m working on a new edition of my 2009 two volume Affection: Ninety Years of Family Letters, 1850s-1930s: Haring, White, Griggs, Judd Families of New York and Waterbury, Connecticut. An e edition will make the book more widely available. The letters tell numerous stories and reveal the lives and characters of the two women whose lifetimes coincide with the letters and who preserved the amazing archive.