Tag Archives: Africa

Letting Lucinda Loose

I always enjoy reading Lucinda Clarke, whatever she writes. She fills me with joy and I never know what she’s going to say next.. First, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jane for her courage in letting … Continue reading

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The Safest Place to be in the Whole Wide World

Welcome to, Samantha Ford, “stylish globetrotter” and author of The House Called Mbabati. I’ve just “met” her, and can relate to her love of travelling and especially of Africa. Samantha has chosen to talk about settings in the form of an … Continue reading

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A Series of Treats and Some Tips

Next Tuesday my regular weekly blog for guest authors will revive! The theme will be settings. And I have  some well known authors in mind to share a few tips on the techniques of using settings to enhance their stories. … Continue reading

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Can It Be True

“I’m calling myself Ruth to hide my identity. I’m 39 years old and I live in Kabubbu, Uganda and I’m from a family of nine brothers and sisters. Many years ago I lost my Mum and Dad from AIDS, it … Continue reading

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No Clapping

There was no clapping at the end of my “Afternoon with Jane” talk on Monday at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Broad Road. Was that a bad thing – or a good thing? I noticed – but didn’t mind, really. I talked … Continue reading

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Great Summer Sale of Crooked Cat Books

Have a browse here on AMAZON.  And check out my books below: Will she ever belong to the country she loves? You can find out in this award-nominated book now on special offer! Why does she need to go for a walk? For … Continue reading

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The Merry Matatu Marathon

When we rant and rave about “the Authorities”, and bemoan the plight of Africa’s wildlife, we often forget what it used to be like. Here’s a press cutting I’ve dug out from over thirty years ago, from Kenya’s now defunct Langata … Continue reading

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Now He is At Peace

  Brian Connell, a man of principle and insight with a deep love of Africa, is missed by many because of his struggles. He tried to overcome them by the cathartic writing of his legacy, the book Msomi and Me. … Continue reading

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Riding Out

I started on a donkey. At school I lived for my riding lessons, and had to write my Kenya Preliminary Exams with my left hand due to breaking my arm falling off a horse. Heaven happened when at the age … Continue reading

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A Visit with Jane Bwye

I’d forgotten all about this interview….. you may pick up one or two things about me on Lela Markham’s blog. She and I go back several years, although we’ve never actually met.  “I like to think that Africa will overcome … Continue reading

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