Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Last Stop - What I Love About Africa

It's been quite a ride. I've loved seeing what everyone has come up with regarding pop culture in Africa. There have been such a variation of themes from Indian Moms (we know the Indian culture is a big part of Africa) to online dating, Grey's Anatomy, the real side of Africa and Rom-Com movies. As colourful as the continent, so has this blog hop been. Thank you so much to the authors for their excellence, dedication and camaraderie in this blog tour. It's been a wonderful experience and I hope those who have participated have enjoyed it, too.

Photo by Kevin Bosman
To be honest, I haven't known what to put in this last blog post of the tour. I could talk about my up and coming Ubuntu book, number two in The Creators Series. My heroine is a ballet teacher who wishes she could dance on stage. Dancing in Africa? Mmmmh, sounds interesting. But, the book is only due out later in the year, so I'm going to hold out on that for a later time. Here's a sneak peak of a rough trailer to give you a foretaste of what's coming: The Dance of the Firefly

Well, I've come up with something that epitomises the Ubuntu line: What I Love About Africa. Semhar Araia got #WhatILoveAboutAfrica to trend on Twitter in 2011. Okay, I know that's a long time ago, but I thought it was so cool. Read here.

I don't know if you get them in your news feeds on Facebook, but I like these funny or beautiful pics of Africa on Facebook, called "Africa, this is why I live here." Here's an example of one that's very funny and true to life in parts of Africa (and pop culture):

You have to check out some of the scenery photography on the "Africa, this is why I live here" Facebook page.

Firstly, I want to put my own "What I Love About Africa." I may not live in this continent the rest of my life, but I will always hold special memories from my experiences here.

Africa, a place of sunshine, of warmth, of friendship on many levels, of breathtaking sunsets, of quiet moments to ponder in the wild countryside, a place steeped in culture from centuries of people so like us and so unlike us in many ways. Africa is a place to rest your head, a place to put down roots and a place to discover. I don't think I would grow weary of discovering this continent and all it's mysteries. It's a place of modern, urban energy mixed with wide open spaces that go on forever.

I would love to hear from others in the comments below what they love about Africa, even if you've never touched the rich soil of Africa with your footprint.

This is your last opportunity to win the prizes offered up. Here is a list of them in case you've forgotten:

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The Dashing Debutante Print Book by Alissa Baxter
Love Through Time E-book by Nana Prah
Wedding Gown Girl E-book by Kathy Bosman

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Lord Fenmore’s Wager Print Book by Alissa Baxter
A Touch of Winter Anthology E-book by Nana Prah
A Valentine Challenge E-book by Kiru Taye

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Send and Receive Print Book by Alissa Baxter
Three Tiers for Win E-book by Kathy Bosman
An Engagement Challenge E-book by Kiru Taye

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The previous blog posts are listed below:
9 April - Zee Monodee - Author's Corner
10 April - Nana Prah - Writing Romance and Loving Life
11 April - Inge Saunders - Inside These Lines
14 April - Kiru Taye Writes
15 April - Alissa Baxter
16 April - back here for a final chance to enter.


  1. Hi Kathy, I love African sunsets, the wide open spaces, the Kruger National Park, the friendly people... so many things. Thanks for arranging this tour!

  2. Great post, Kathy.

    Africa to me is waking before dawn, brewing a cup of strong black coffee and sipping it outside while listening to the day awakening. Nowhere in the world will you find such a rich mix of cultures, sounds and smells as in Africa.

    From the solitude of the bush where your thoughts are your only company to the roaring of the ocean on a misty winter morning. Even suburbia in Africa is different with a mixture of languages drifting on the morning breeze.

    Nope,there's nowhere I'd rather be than with my feet firmly planted on African soil.

    Like Alissa I have to thank you for arranging this insightful tour.

  3. It's been a pleasure joining you on this Ubuntu journey all over Africa, Kathy. Thanks for all you've done to make it happen. Showing the greatness of Africa to the world is a daunting, but possible task. Thanks for introducing me to AfriPOP. I'm looking forward to the second book in your series, but in the meantime I still have Wedding Gown Girl to read.

  4. I would really like to visit Africa sometime in my life. The pictures and posts from you ladies has been awe inspiring. Thank you all so much.