Inspiration

African experience, meetings, expeditions and travel philosophy.
Focus: African Literature

Focus: African Literature

Eight years ago, the Book Fair in Göteborg – with an average of 100 000 visitors – announced its theme as “Africa”. Critics raised their ...
"Many people despise our culture"

“Many people despise our culture”

The San in southern Africa are often described as the very first people in history. They have a proud history stretching some three million years ...
Photo exhibition: While it is still there

Photo exhibition: While it is still there

The African wilderness is a mythical place. A dream destination for many; a part of the world that symbolises our own heritage and origin as ...
New book by Görrel Espelund

New book by Görrel Espelund

Two years ago, I started the research for my book about the descendants of the white settlers in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. When independence came ...
Relocating young Africans

Relocating young Africans

The other day I was searching for an image in my archive. I keep things in order so it wasn’t that difficult, but as it ...
An English mansion in the Zambian bush

An English mansion in the Zambian bush

A few years ago, at an airport somewhere in Africa, I came across a book called The Africa House. It told the story of an ...
"I think we can stop poaching"

“I think we can stop poaching”

The Black Mambas is the first almost all-female anti-poaching unit in South Africa. Every day the women patrol Balule Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park ...
It's not about being brave

It’s not about being brave

People often say to us: “so, you left your home country and made travelling your living. You must be very brave.” We usually reply, politely, ...
"Food security is much better now"

“Food security is much better now”

On a trip to Zambia I met with Florence Tembo. To me, she symbolizes the strength of an African farmer. “I provide for a family ...
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