About Christina Dodwell

Christina DodwellChristina inherited wanderlust from her grandmother who was an unconventional woman traveller in China during the era of the Warlords, and from her parents who spent 25 years working in West Africa, where she was born and raised.

Christina became known as an explorer after her 3-year journey in Africa 1975–78 often alone, by horse and dugout canoe. This was followed by 2 years travelling through Papua New Guinea living with remote tribes, and many other journeys spanning 20 years.

Christina has written 9 books which have been translated into 5 languages. She has made 3 television films and over 40 radio documentary programmes for BBC Radio 4.

In the diplomatic field she was appointed as Senior Attache and Vice Consul at the Consulate of Madagascar in London, a post she held for 15 years. During this time she founded The Dodwell Trust, a charity dedicated to the country and people of Madagascar. She is listed in Debretts' People of Today and Who's Who.


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