Jill Baker spent her childhood years in Matabeleland before moving to Mashonaland at the age of 14. From school she studied music at the Guildhall School of Music in London, while doing a business administration course.
Marriage to a tobacco farmer meant their lives on the farm ended shortly after UDI and Jill and her family moved to Salisbury where she worked for the next 15 years as a journalist, news and documentary presenter and producer in radio and television. She also opened her own business, Jill Baker Associates, in public relations and marketing.
On moving to Australia in 1983, Jill managed a radio station for five years, before opening her own business in consultancy to the tourism industry.
Her first book, Beloved African told the story of her father’s life as a headmaster in African Education from 1936 to 1966 and went to three editions. Sadly very few reached Zimbabwe. To correct that wrong, Jill is producing an e-book and audiobook of Beloved African, which will be published at the same time as The Horns. Jill was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for her role in the formation of The Zimbabwe Connection helping Zimbabweans who were trying to relocate and settle in Australia.
NOTE FROM JILL : PRINT COPIES OF BELOVED AFRICAN.
I have a precious few signed copies of the original hardback version published in South Africa, if you would like one of these please click the image to send me an email.