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Why Africa?

As a full time writer from Australia who now spends more than half of the year in southern Africa, and with my 20th African thriller novel on the way, this is the question I am most often asked. It remains as hard as ever to answer: Why Africa? I was not born on the continent of Africa, nor do I have any family ties to her, but she is now part of my life, for better or worse. There are plenty of reasons for me not to live in South Africa - crime, corruption, the politics, poverty, disease, unreliable electricity, border crossings, crazy drivers, and cheese grillers, but there is something that keeps me coming back. I was stuck in safe, sound, orderly, prosperous Australia for nearly two years thanks to Covid and it got me thinking why I missed Africa so much; I think I found an answer. Southern Africa is how the rest of the world would like to be. I'm taking the liberty of clumping a few countries together here, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini

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