I just finished the final edits (I hope!)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Here's a video update on our progress with bringing you Kayak The Kwanza, filmed in my garden here in Antananarivo, Madagascar yesterday!

Time for the edit!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

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Hello Supporters,

It's been a long while since my last update, apologies for that. Life here in Madagascar has been very hectic: I spent June and July traveling around Angola for the first time in two years and have then been buried in work since returning to my home in Antananarivo on 5 August. 

I understand that everyone received an email last week explaining that we had started the developmental…

We did it...Kayak The Kwanza is being published!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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Hello to all our supporters. I have just returned to Europe after a month of travelling around Angola. It is great to see how rapidly the country is developing under their new president. There was a palpable feeling of optimism throughout the country. In that spirit, this is a quick note to say thank you to all 80 of our backers. We hit 100% funded a few days ago with a record 11 pledges this week…

Over half way there!

Monday, 14 May 2018

Hello Supporters!

Very exciting news: this weekend we hit 51% funding. We are now over halfway towards publication, just over three months since we started the crowdfunding campaign on 8 February. As promised, I have been on a marketing blitz recently to promote the book. In case you missed it, here are the latest three pieces that were published about the expedition:

  1. Polo's Bastards: "These…

One third of the way there!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Hello Supporters!

Very exciting news: this weekend we hit 33% funding thanks to a couple of big pledges. We are now a third of the way towards publication, about one month since we started the crowdfunding campaign. To try and speed things along, I have been on a marketing blitz over the past few weeks, doing interviews with a number of different outlets such as The Hot Breakfast, Better Traveler…

Our journey to publication: the first twenty days

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Hello to all our supporters and anyone else interested in our 1,300km kayaking expedition along Angola's River Kwanza. If this is your first time hearing about the project, please check out this ten minute talk where I explain what we did and how we hope to make Angola landmine free by 2025. We are tantalisingly close to being a quarter of the way towards our funding target, so I thought this would…

In editorial development
Publication date: TBC
101% funded
82 backers