An Ode to Africa


Does this make you yearn to go back there – or resolve to visit this magical place at least once in your life time?
There’s something about Africa – especially Africa south of the Sahara – which gets to you. You only have to live there once, for a short time, to get the bug. 

Perhaps it’s the extraordinary light, translucent, clear, pristine, that lies over the land especially in the early mornings and when the sun sets. Wonderful delicate colours in the highlands over the equator which wash the sky. Or the warm orange glow over coastal beaches and plains, heavy with languid humidity….

To read on, please check HERE, where Maggie Secara, author of, The Kings Raven, an evocative faery tale, has hosted me on her blog this week.

You will find many more descriptions in the novel BREATH OF AFRICA, which is attracting attention around the world.

I’m on a high for having survived my very first “Reading” last night, to a local author’s group, the New Eastbourne Writers. You could have heard a pin drop as I read about the budding of romance between Caroline and Brian against the backdrop of Ngorongoro Crater, in Tanzania. I’ll say no more…

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3 Responses to An Ode to Africa

  1. mike olley says:

    Jane, it was hard to believe that was your first reading. Thank you for entertaining and informing us.

  2. Dear Jane, You inspire me to keep going and follow your act. Unfortunately, I have to take things one at a time and it seems that until I get to the desk at HarperCollins, pretty much everything else will remain on hold! Your book has a wonderful story and setting, as I just mentioned to my husband, again, that it has been beyond me why said publishers did not take you up on a book publishing deal. Keep on doing what you’re doing! You are my guru! All the best , Maretha Botha

    • jbwye says:

      Thanks for that lovely comment, Maretha – perseverance and patience do pay… eventually! Best of luck, and keep going.

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