South Africa is absolutely awesome!
Awesome South Africa author Derryn Campbell gave a powerful talk on her books and the great love for the country that lead her to write them at a networking breakfast on 29 October.
She has this month launched her second book, Absolutely Awesome South Africa, a follow-up to the first, Awesome South Africa , published in 2010.
At the monthly Ballito Hirsch event, Derryn told networkers her journey started seven years ago. She said that even though she was working her dream job, she had a calling to do something more with her life. She quit her job, not knowing what it was she was supposed to do. It was 2007 and load shedding had just begun, and there were a number of school strikes.
“There was a lot of negativity, and this is what got me going. I wanted to inspire people not just to complain about what is wrong, but to help drive what we want for our country,” she said.
She explained her favourite imagery of South Africa is that of a roller coaster.
“There are times when it is hard, and you are chugging along uphill, but then when you get to the top, you can look out over the maginificent view before enjoying the exhilarating ride down – before starting all over again!” she said.
Her books include South Africa’s unique use of English, sense of humour, funny signs, loads of facts you didn’t know about this extraordinary country and fun quizzes to test your knowledge.
The book makes a great gift for most sorts of people – so put it on your Christmas list!
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