Ubuntu – One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa
Fresh from the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival comes Heather Ellis to Emerald this Friday, Nov 11 at 730pm-9pm. Heather is the author of Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa. Heather will talk about her book, a travel memoir, detailing her epic journey over 15 months, through 19 countries riding 42,000 kilometres from south to north Africa during 1993 to 1994.
Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa has been described as Ted Simon’s Jupiter’s Travels meets James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy with a touch of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It is about a life-changing adventure into the soul of Africa where she finds ubuntu — a traditional Bantu word from South Africa meaning ‘I am because we are’, the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. While her memoir is a journey filled with ‘survival-against-the-odds’ adventures, it is also a journey of awakening to the guiding hand of a greater force realised through the influence of chance encounters, coincidences and trust in her intuition.
‘Ubuntu is an inspiring memoir about an extraordinary journey taken by an exceptional woman. Heather Ellis writes about her most daring adventures and deepest struggles with humour, heart, guts and grace. I was enthralled by every page.’ —Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
Come and join us for dinner at a local restaurant if you can’t make Heather’s talk.
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