Running in Africa

Running in Africa

by Stephanie Hodge
     
 

Stephanie Jill Hodge – a Newfoundland native embarks on the journey of her life as a development volunteer and teacher in rural Botswana 1990-1992. Running in Africa is a tale of Hodge’s growth and empowerment through running, teaching and adventure. This is a humorous and deeply personal account of young women facing her fears, gaining newfound insights…  See more details below

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Stephanie Jill Hodge – a Newfoundland native embarks on the journey of her life as a development volunteer and teacher in rural Botswana 1990-1992. Running in Africa is a tale of Hodge’s growth and empowerment through running, teaching and adventure. This is a humorous and deeply personal account of young women facing her fears, gaining newfound insights, skills and abilities to deal with those fears. In addition to the above, this book presents an insightful first-hand account of novice insider’s views, a teacher’s perspective of the interlinked issue of poor quality education, destructive social norms, widespread poverty, disease, drought and environmental degradation impacting on rural development in Africa. also see www.runninginafrica.com

After two years in Botswana – a finishing statement…

‘In November 1992, I finally left Botswana and moved onwards to the Cape of Good Hope where I secured a position as an exchange physical education and geography teacher at the Rondebosh Junior Girls School in Claremont. This was a position for which I was entirely qualified. In addition, I looked forward to exploring the Cape during interesting times. The year was 1993 and Cape Town was exploding after years of apartheid. The explicit separation between blacks and whites was a stark contrast. Between the parlors of the whites on the Cape of Good Hope, the blacks and the beautiful colored human products of racist hypocrisy in Kylisha Township (Outside Of Cape Town). I wanted to be there’.

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Editorial Reviews

Joe Arencibia
Let me say that I'm really impressed, both with you and with your great adventure in Botswana. What I liked most about it was that you seemed to just leave the diary be what it was. It's the raw stream of thoughts, events and feelings that comprise a truly human experience. I liken a person's journey in life, or even portions of that journey, to a braided rope. From afar, that rope just looks like one continuous piece, moving from one point to another. However, magnified down to the daily l

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013644571
Publisher:
Stephanie Jill Hodge
Publication date:
11/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
141 KB

Meet the Author

I am from Newfoundland, Canada. I begun traveling at very young age. I moved to Botswana in 1990-1993 and then to Indonesia 1994-1996. I moved to New York in 1998. I worked for UNDP on Environmental issues until 2004. I attended Harvard University in 2006. I currently work for UNICEF on Education for Sustainable Development. I am a successful Master's runner and won the More Marathon in New York City at 42 years old 2008 and thE Bermuda Marathon in 2010. I would like to publish my second book about Running in Indonesia 1994-1996.

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