Voyage to Wild Africa

Voyage to Wild Africa

5
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Pages: 
219
£8.39
ISBN:
9781849638104
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Three humorous books: Love Letters to my Darling Cicely 1946 Life at Home farm 1950 - 1962 Wild Africa and a Job to Do 1962 - 64 Brian Dawtrey shares his witty and informative memoirs of a life less ordinary; alongside a colourful cast of friends, acquaintances and animals, met on his journey from love-struck teenager to Africa's challenge. This charming family uproots itself from an idyllic life on Home Farm and sets sail across the seas for Tanganyika where a new beginning, and for Brian a new job in Overseas Aid, awaits them. What follows is an often hilarious account of indomitable spirit and admirable good humour shown by Brian and Cicely and their children, in the face of every obstacle thrown at them, by government, by nature, and by an elephant's digestive system.
Author photo- Dawtrey

Brian
Dawtrey

Born 1928. Married with a nuclear family of 14.12 years family farming in England. 24 years organising agricultural land development schemes and building rural roads and dams for African governments under the British Overseas Services Aid programme and The World Bank. 16 yrs Hon.Wildlife Ranger. Past Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Zambia.

Reviews

by
Manuela Mesco
0
Voyage to Wild Africa is the story of Brian Dawtrey and his wife, Cicely (Jo), family farmers, with three children who in 1962 leave their comfortable life in Norfolk for Tanganyika in the Dark Continent of Africa. His dream is to create opportunities for rural Africans to utilise and maximise on their natural resources. Brian takes us on an amazing adventure that is the start of 25 years' service. This is, above all, a young love story and then a family story, which is told with great compassion. The family have left behind a safe farming life for a precarious and uncertain one in Tanganyika. Nothing is easy and Brian is often overwhelmed by the many risks he is exposing his family to. At times the difficulties seem insurmountable. But despite the difficulties we are left with their feeling of excitement for all the new things that they are experiencing; a different culture, different people, animals and wildlife. Brian's light-hearted narrative which exudes enthusiasm and wit drives the story forward and shows how the family's excitement for their new life transcends the difficulties. He takes us on a roller-coaster ride to a part of the world that we hear little about firsthand. Voyage to Wildlife Africa is the true story of a loving family who sacrifice their own stability to help the people of Tanganyika create a better future for themselves. It shows how love, whether within the family or in the world at large, creates unity and transcends difficulties. This book will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure
by
Katelyn Williams
5
Wry humour throughout. Couldn't put it down.
by
jeankabean
5
I enjoyed the family's adventure. This story makes me want to go and live there, would love to replicate the adventure. This family obviously loved Africa. Looking forward to the next book, hopefully with the continuing story.

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