Coffee table; art photography; sepia portraits of the essential human spirit in poverty, South Africa; text to accompany images includes black township poetry.
The author, a New Zealander with VSA, worked with black and coloured NGOs engaged with the people of the informal settlements and rural villages to tell their stories.
British journalist Mary King tells the story of how she and her Japanese partner Etsuko Shimabukuro walked 7,500 kilometres through Japan – from Hokkaido, way up north, to Yonagunijima, Okinawa, which is Japan’s most southwesterly island. Japan on Foot recounts the adventures during their odyssey and includes fascinating insights int.. More
'Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.'
George Bernard Shaw
Determined to create their personal vision of paradise, Martin and Jenifer Thomas move far from their original home in New Zealand to a tiny village in the heart of the Italian countryside. Believing simply that anything is possible, they e.. More
Having always been what he calls, a ‘wannabe teacher’, Rob Harris saw his opportunity in late 2003.At the time, Rob’s New Zealand employer was going through a death spiral towards receivership. One morning, he saw a small newspaper ad with the intriguing title: ‘Teach English Overseas’. A short course later and a chance online meeting with a teache.. More
While Dunedin's Baldwin Street is now recognised as the steepest street in the world, for much of its existence such recognition went elsewhere. The Guinness Book of Records used to regularly list Filbert Street and 22nd Street in San Francisco as the world's steepest streets, each with a maximum gradient over a short section of 1 in 3.17. That is,.. More