Today, Feathered Quill reviewer Ellen Feld is talking with Terry Lister, author of A New Day Dawns: My Solo Journey Into West Africa (Travels With Terry Book 2).
|The Author at Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro,Ivory Coast, this is the largest church in the world|
LISTER: As stated l had been encouraged to write a blog but did not want to do so. By the time l got to Africa l realized that my voice should be heard. It is sad that the majority of the books of the type that l write have been written by European writers who often look down upon the Africans they encounter. I wish to give the view of a Westerner who was not of a superior mindset when writing about conditions in Africa and the people themselves.
|Author Terry Lister|
LISTER: I am a retired partner from Deloitte so l have a good understanding of the economic aspects of life in the countries visited. I am also a retired Minister in the Government of Bermuda. My ten years as a Minister gave me much time to consider how political decisions impact people's lives. This combined personal history matched with my lifelong love of travel has me uniquely placed to report upon what I see. So far l have been to 95 countries and l hope to go to as many more in the years that lie ahead if given continued good health.