Must read book!
“YOU MUST READ – SHARON PINCOTT´S NEW BOOK – ELEPHANT DAWN
Sharon Pincott´s new book called Elephant Dawn about her 13 years with elephants in Zimbabwe is out now in South Africa, and is also available online. It has already been on the Exclusive Books´ recommended read list and endorsed highly by Africa Geographic. Now that I have read it myself, I urge you all to get yourselves a copy.
It is an incredibly accurate account of actual events that have taken place in Zimbabwe. It´s hard hitting, and factual, a story that everyone should read. It begins in 2001 and takes us all the way through to 2014 and beyond. Memories of so many things that happened in Zimbabwe, with elephants, other wildlife, politics and day to day life, flooded back to me as I read. It is a book that I will keep to read again. While there are a lot of upbeat moments and laughs along the way, it is also a heart-wrenching story.
All that happened to our elephants and to my country and to Sharon over these years is not only sad it is also alarming. I felt Sharon´s pain, after so much dedicated time and hard work, when threats and lies surfaced too many times and she realized she had to leave. How the land grabs of protected State land, important to the Presidential Elephants, which we first reported on right back in 2003 could be allowed to happen again in 2013 is still incomprehensible to me. Despite all that happened, Sharon´s love of Zimbabwe shone throughout and her descriptions of our wild areas are beautiful. For those who don´t already know, her relationship with the Presidential Elephants was simply incredible and reading this book you feel like you are sitting beside her in Hwange in her old battered truck.
If you are a budding conservationist wanting to spend time in Africa, this is a book you need to read. I´m told there won´t be books in the USA until November, but the site called Book Depository has copies now with free delivery all around the world. The electronic copy is widely available. If you are a CITES delegate I recommend you try to read this book before or during the conference. You will learn a lot.
The book has its own page: www.facebook.com/ElephantDawn.”
Text above by Johnny Rodrigues
Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force
Landline: 263 4 339065
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