Southern Africa

In recent years, while based in South Africa, I made two trips to Namibia, on the fringes of the Skeleton Coast National Park. On one visit I did a 150 kilometre trek over six days in a remote part of Damaraland. The resulting body of work (a collection of poetry, in progress, an essay account of the trek and accompanying photographs and a prose poem, ‘Bitterpits’) investigates the relationship between landscape, expeditionary walking, thought and memory.

A short article about the trek won the 2011 Walkopedia travel writing award, given by the website of the same name devoted to walking. To read it click here.

An essay about the Skeleton Coast was a finalist in the 2013 Prism International Creative non-Fiction prize.