My Heart Is Africa: A Flying Adventure

My Heart Is Africa: A Flying Adventure

by Scott Griffin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770893122
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 852,685
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott Griffin is Chairman, Director, and controlling shareholder of General Kinetics Engineering Corp., a privately held Canadian corporation; Chairman, Director, and controlling shareholder of House of Anansi Press Inc.; Founder, Chairman, and Director of The Scott Griffin Foundation; Chairman and Trustee of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry; Founder of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie, a national, bilingual poetry recitation contest; and Chancellor of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife Krystyne.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xv

Part 1

Chapter 1 Flight into Darkness 3

Chapter 2 Reaching for Africa 21

Part 2

Chapter 3 City of Tears 39

Chapter 4 The Hangar 57

Chapter 5 Angels of Mercy 75

Chapter 6 The Poisoned Spear 89

Chapter 7 Repairs and Reconciliation 113

Chapter 8 Life in Nairobi 125

Chapter 9 Weekend Safaris 147

Part 3

Chapter 10 Captive in Tanzania 159

Chapter 11 Wings of Sunlight 177

Chapter 12 South Africa 191

Chapter 13 Diamonds and Blood 207

Part 4

Chapter 14 Waiting for Twilight 235

Chapter 15 Tangier 261

Epilogue 269

Glossary 271

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My Heart is Africa: A Flying Adventure 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
H_S_B on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Loved every word of it....
cadillacrazy on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was a good book, especially in contrast to "stalking the wild dik-dik," which I had just finished reading before this book. This canadian guy flys across the atlantic to work for the flying doctors service for two years. Since this is a perspective of africa from someone with a lot of money, you may have a couple of points in the book where you feel he is not being sensitive to the plight of the african continent. He is suprisingly frank about his interactions with people he encountered there. He is also very passionate about his adventures there.
LynnB on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A great read about a Canadian man who flys his small plane to Africa where he spends two years working for the Flying Doctors Service. While there, he and his wife spend some time flying around Africa. While I enjoyed reading about Mr. Griffen's adventures, I was struck by the many times he put himself and his wife in danger. My husband, who is a pilot, also was amazed at some of the flying risks Mr. Griffen took which put himself, his plane and (at times) passengers at risk. For example, he lands on an island without knowing whether the land is suitable for a landing, and he flies into a country without a permit, which lands him and his wife in custody. This, I think, speaks to his sense of entitlement as a white person with money. More importantly, though, it speaks to his honesty in relating his story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please mr Griffin make your book available for download to ebook. I enjoy reading with my ipad
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently saw the author interviewed on a Vancouver, British Columbia TV station and was very impressed with his humanitarian bent coupled with his interesting flying/pilot escapades while in Africa. I bought the book the next day and enjoyed the read so much that I've have bought two other copies for gifts. The descriptive vocabulary regarding Africa and its people is wonderful.