Bougainvillea Dancing now available to download
I taught sciences in Malawi between 1990 – 1992 as a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) volunteer. My first poetry pamphlet Bougainvillea Dancing, published 2002, raised money for charities working in Malawi. The original pamphlet is sold out now, but I was delighted that Chris Crittenden reviewed it recently on Owl Who Laughs.
Most of the poems in Bougainvillea Dancing focussed on Africa, but many of them were unrelated to that continent. I’ve just put together an updated version of the pamphlet, removing all the poems unrelated to Africa and adding in more poems on African topics, plus a couple of prose pieces and some photos. This is now available as a pdf to download from Lulu or as a pdf to download from the Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. The book costs £5.
(If you don’t want to shop via Lulu or Etsy, you can buy the book directly from me, and either pay:
a) via Paypal
b) by cheque if you’re in the UK.
Please email me juliet.m.wilsonATgmailDOTcom for more details.
10% of proceeds from this publication will go to VSO for their work in Africa.
VSO’s programme in Malawi concentrates on HIV and AIDS, health and social wellbeing, secure livelihoods (food security) and education in seven rural and remote districts. The districts were chosen due to their excessive poverty levels, high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, and low involvement of other international charities.
As ever, bold text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.
This is my last post on this blog. I will continue to post regularly on Crafty Green Poet.