On shelves mid September...

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        PROGRESS REPORT

Greer Noble is thrilled to announce that My Funny Africa is to be traditionally published by Sable Publishing House, United Kingdom and should be on the shelves in most UK book stores by mid September this year!  It will also be available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
With over 180 stories by 50 contributors, it promises to be one of the most entertaining and enlightening books of its kind which will enthrall all who've stood on African soil and  captivate those who haven't.
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Joy and George Adamson with Elsa and Boy
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                                    CECIL

A tribute to 13 year old Cecil,
Zimbabwe's most famous lion known for his rare black mane, sense of humour (which he passed onto his cubs), other amusing antics and magnificent roar.  He'd worn a GPS collar since 1999, part of a research project carried out by Oxford University, before being tragically killed by the bow of a hunter in July 2015.  The pleasure and joy he gave to all fortunate enough to have seen him in the wilds is sorely missed but his demise has mercifully sparked much needed awareness around the world of extinction threatening these magnificent creatures also prompting international airlines to ban trophy freight.
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These stories - the love, passion, fun, laughter, shock, fear, disbelief and unique expressions are equally at risk of extinction as are certain species of game. Greer Noble, with much of her own life spent in the bush, recognised this and expertly sought and assembled fellow bushwhackers to share their memories. You will know some of them - the illustrious Will Traversers of Born Free Foundation, renowned conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall, esteemed award-winning author and fellow countryman, Wilbur Smith, celebrated author and professor, Bob Shacochis, distinguished, award-winning wild-life artists, Sue MassSaskia von Sperber and Larry Norton, professional game guides including the legendary Lloyd Wilmot of Botswana, Rob Fynn of Zimbabwe and Rory Young of Zambia, primatologists, anthropologist, geophysicist, wildlife photographers, journalists, radio show hosts, salt-of-the-earth farmers, even a school boy, all submitted their stories, their experiences, illustrating their love of the wilds... condensed into one little gem of a book, My Funny Africa... the result  - an Africa extraordinaire!

To read about the Born Free Foundation and the splendid work they're doing
CLICK HERE


My Funny Africa friends -  ROGUES' GALLERY 
Listed alphabetically by surname

  Profile


Writer's & Artists

Brief Bio

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Mike Ballantine

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Adele Barton


Sometime journalist, PR man, estate agent, minor developer, bushwhacker and adventurer. Born and brought up in Africa. Lives between Africa and Europe.
https://www.facebook.com/mike.ballantine.71?fref=ts 



Writer, animal and wildlife enthusiast. Budding ornithologist. Actress, adventurer, bushwhacker. Born in Kenya. Now lives in Zimbabwe.
https://www.facebook.com/adelebarton
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Tim Bax


Brought up in Tanganyika, UK & Canada, highly acclaimed author, ex-Rhodesian Army & Selous Scouts lieutenant,  now assists in survival courses.. read more here: http://www.timothybax.com/

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Jeremy Bentley


Mad engineer, goofy socially civilized bachelor, secretly adventurous, dreams of adrenalin filled explorations. Fairly normal bushwhacker, only occasionally suffers agoraphobia, vertigo, claustrophobia & arachnophobia. Rhodesian born, bred & educated he now lives in S.A.
https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.bentley.357?fref=ts

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Nick Bornman


In tourism for 30 years. Mobile - Go Wild Safaris, Botswana then 'See Africa Tours', Namibia. Now owns Guesthouse, Oyster Bay Beach Lodge, Oyster Bay, Eastern Cape. http://www.oysterbaybeachlodge.co.za/
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Bruce Brislin


Geophysicist, served with RRAF during bush war, artist, published author. 6th generation African, lived in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe),  Botswana and now resides in the UK https://www.facebook.com/bruce.brislin
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Ginny Brock
 


Journalist turned author, metaphysics student. Born in Johannesburg, lived in Seychelles, Rhodesia and with  family in USA, Dubai, Singapore. Now lives in Virginia, USA.  http://www.ginnybrockwriter.com  
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Heather Clark


Born and raised Rhodesian. Worked in Safari Industry in Botswana. Hosting trips into the National Parks helped her see funnier side of life. Sometime singer and artist - lives in Maun. http://facebook.com/heatherclarkufo
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Gavin Cooper


Independent Financial Adviser with MBA in "rocket science".  Lived in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, now based in East Africa.
https://www.facebook.com/gavin.cooper.965?ref=ts
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Bella Costa


Published author - Adventure and Romance Novelist. Professional Ocean Freight-Forwarder. Rhodesian born and raised, currently residing in the U.K.
https://www.facebook.com/bella.costa.7503
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Connor Eddles




Vered Ehsani


College student, brother-teaser, globe-trotter and
bushwhacker, born and brought up in Africa and sometimes UK. For the moment residing in 'Mud Island' in the rural county of Hampshire, England.
https://www.facebook.com/connor.eddles



South African born, educated in Canada. Civil Engineer, multi-book Author, own radio show Africa Creates Talk Show Host – International  –  Artist First Radio Network – Nairobi, Kenya. http://veredehsani.blogspot.co.uk/
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Rob Fynn


Published author; professional game guide; past owner of Fothergil Island Game Lodge. Bred a Rhodesian, trained RN officer, BSc (Civ Eng) Bristol. Lives in Zimbabwe. 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angel-in-a-Thorn-Bush
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Marilyn Garvin


Used to be a farmer's wife just outside Mutare and now a housewife in Harare. Born and bred in Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe. https://www.facebook.com/marilyn.garvin.1
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Chris Goldswaine


Works in IT; BCom (Hons), BSc Environmental Studies. Worked: Gold & diamond mines, banking, education, manufacturing. Lived: Southern Africa. Now lives in UK.
http://facebook.com/chris.goldswain1
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Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, world renowned for pioneering research on wild chimpanzees and efforts today to inspire every individual to protect the environment we share. www.janegoodall.org
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Reiko Goodwin


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rimatological researcher - Africa, Physical Anthropologist, Conservationist. Born in Toyama-shi, Toyama, Japan. Speaks English, French, Japanese. Lives in New York
https://www.facebook.com/Guenon.Conservationist?ref=ts
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Kevin Graham


In his fifth decade, born and raised in Africa, extensively traveled, he's currently in UK, haunted by the memory of a lost paradise
https://www.facebook.com/wildmanfromafrica
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Angie Gullan


Founder, in 1994, of Africa’s first wild dolphin swim program in Ponta do Ouro Marine Reserve, Mozambique. Supports marine mammal monitoring and research. Conscious dolphin interaction. www.dolphincenter.org 
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Gary Hannan


Native of Zimbabwe, soldier (Rhodesian Army then South African Special Forces), commercial diver, talented artist, songwriter - first single released 2012. Read more here..
http://garyhannanproductions.com

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Diana Hawkins


Zimbabwe-born former journalist, environmental writer. Published author of adult and children’s books; Shadows Along the Zambezi; Lumpy the Elephant. Resides in USA http://dianamhawkins-books.com
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Eve How


Farmer, conservationist, adventurer, bushwhacker. Crazy about all animals and the wilds of Africa. Brought up in Rhodesia and still lives in Africa.
https://www.facebook.com/eve.how.75
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Trish Jackson


Published author of several romantic suspense novels. 2nd generation Rhodesian sparked a love of adventure and romance influencing her writing. She now lives in the USA. http://www.trishjackson.com
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Joe Khamisi


Former politician, political analyst and author. Born in Kenya. Widely traveled he divides his time between Kenya and the US http://joekhamisi.wordpress.com/
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Addie Kraan


Retired engineer, 48 years photographing wildlife in  Zambezi-Binga area, Rhodesia. Pro scuba diver, Zimbabwe Bisley shottist, hospitality, commercial fishing. Lives in UK
https://www.facebook.com/addiekraan
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Tom Lang


Born and brought up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Military background. Great love of the wilds. Now lives in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/tom.lang.9461/info
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Rachel Lang


Privileged to have traveled much of Southern Africa from an early age - plans to spend more time passing on her bush knowledge to children. Based in Cape Town.  https://www.facebook.com/BushBoundGirl
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James Lepper


A graduate of the Royal Agricultural College, he married a crazy Rhodesian-raised lady who took him to Africa for an adventure.. he's now safely back living in England. https://www.facebook.com/kim.lepper.3
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Kim Lepper


From Rhodesia, her first recollection of wildlife is dawn viewings of white lions at Timbavati; loves observing game in its natural habitat. Now a housewife in rural England https://www.facebook.com/kim.lepper.3
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Colin Lowe


Zambezi River Canoe Safari specialist for 25 years. Kariba  tracking instructor during bush war. Rancher. Born and bred Rhodesian. Now lives in Livingstone, Zambia. 
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Carol Lyes


Born and brought up in Salisbury, Rhodesia; lived in Zambia, Kenya, S. Africa.  Married - only son lives in London.  Loves the wilds of Africa and all its creatures.
https://www.facebook.com/carol.lyes?fref=ts
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Sue Maas


Celebrated wildlife artist. Born in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, lived in Mozambique and Lesotho. Previous partner of Tiger Bay Lodge, Umi River, Lake Kariba. Now lives in South Africa
https://www.facebook.com/suemaasart?ref=hl

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Charles Mackie


Conservationist engaged in field work in the former National Parks & Wildlife of Rhodesia - latterly flying for various international conservation organisations in a number of African countries. Born and lives in Harare. 
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Hamza Mwita


Professional Safari Guide and Water Sport Instructor, enthusiastic soccer coach. Based in Watamu, a beautiful coastal village and tourist hot spot on the North Coast of Kenya - a must for your bucket list so see you there! 
www.eastafricasafaris.kbo.co.ke

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Greer Noble


Made in Africa novelist and non-fiction author, hospitality preceptor, conservation addict and serial bushwhacker! Can be found roaming between Africa, Europe and wherever else the wind dictates. 
http://greernoble.com/index.html
    
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Larry Norton


Zimbabwe born, internationally acclaimed wildlife artist of 20 years, based in Victoria Falls. Worked with galleries in New York and London - Extensive travels/expeditions across Africa including a year with bush pilot Tom Claytor flying through 18 African countries. www.larrynorton.co.za
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Gareth Patterson

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Bob Shacochis


Gareth has dedicated his entire adult life to the greater protection of the African lion. His autobiography, My Lion's Heart  www.mylionsheart.com - released in Oct 2014. www.garethpatterson.com www.sekaiafrica.com


Born Sep 9, 1951, Bob is an acclaimed American novelist, short story writer and literary journalist. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Shacochis
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Wilbur Smith

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Ken Tilbury

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Will Travers


B
orn in Central Africa 1933. Educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. Full-time writer since 1964 after  successful publication of When the Lion Feeds. Since written over 30 meticulously researched novels on  numerous expeditions worldwide, now translated into 26 languages http://www.wilbursmithbooks.com/books


Commercial farmer, crocodile breeder turned author - lived in Swaziland, served in PATU during Rhodesia bush war for 12 years. Speaks Siswati, Shona and Afrikaans. UK retired.  www.kentilbury.com



Will Travers OBE -
Co-Founder and President of the Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA -Internationally renowned wildlife expert who's dedicated his life to stop wild animal suffering and protect threatened species worldwide  http://www.bornfree.org.uk/ 
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    Saskia von Sperber

From Germany, Saskia followed her dream - to Africa. Worked: Namibia, S Africa, Zambia, Botswana - as a game guide, translator, horseback safari manager. She's an award winning artist. Presently in Germany.
www.africawild-at-art.com
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Tollan I Wade


Born in England in 1954. Father - banker, transferred in 1956 to Southern Rhodesia where the author grew up. Now a successful Indie writer, he lives in USA.   http://tiwade.com/
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           Ron Watts


UK born.  Project Development/GM Resort Management. Avid Globetrotter - Lived/worked Rhodesia/ Zimbabwe, S.Africa, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Caribbean, USA. Mad about Wildlife & Nature.
https://www.facebook.com/ron.watts.391

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    Lloyd Wilmot
Born in Francistown, legendary conservationist and Safari Guide of 43+ years - Lloyd’s Camp, Savute, 19 years, Botswana culture enthusiast - speaks Setswana fluently. Maun based. http://www.wilmotsafaris.com/
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Tamsin Williams

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               Bart Wolffe


Amateur photographer from Hampshire. Childhood spent watching David Attenborough films resulted in addiction to travel to wildlife destinations, Africa being a favourite.


Bart left Zimbabwe in 2003 and now lives and continues to write in England. He was a creative director, actor and author working with radio,print,film and television in Africa http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/bartwolffe
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Rory Young


Born in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe and Malawi. A professional guide with exceptional knowledge of wildlife, he's dedicated his life to Wildlife Protection and works and trains anti-poaching units across Africa.
http://youngrory.wordpress.com/


ARTISTS

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Russell Barnett


Born In Rhodesia, Russell lives in Cork, Ireland with itchy feet to return to Africa. An artist, he specialises in pictorial map making; natural history; botanical and fine line work; calligraphy and hand lettering.
https://www.facebook.com/russell.w.barnett?fref=ts
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Sue Maas


Celebrated wildlife artist. Born in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, lived in Mozambique and Lesotho. Previous partner of Tiger Bay Lodge, Umi River, Lake Kariba. Now lives in South Africa.
https://www.facebook.com/suemaasart?ref=hl
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Vic Mac Kenzie


Illustrator/Rhodesian Herald Editorial Cartoonist. Book publishing industry.  Ran div Human Kinetics, world's largest Sport Publishers.  Rhodesian born & bred. Now lives USA. https://www.facebook.com/victor.mackenzie1
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Larry Norton


Zimbabwe born, internationally acclaimed wildlife artist of 20 years, based in Victoria Falls. Worked with galleries in New York and London - Extensive travels/expeditions across Africa including a year with bush pilot Tom Claytor flying through 18 African countries. www.larrynorton.co.za
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Saskia von Sperber


Born in Germany, Saskia following her dream and traveled to Africa. Her "funny stuff" got her elected Runner Up Wildlife Artist of the Year in Botswana. She's now based in Germany. www.africawild-at-art.com

'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
Ghandi