Following in Family Footsteps
15th December 2020 (change from originally advertised talk)
They say a picture paints a thousand words, well not this one.
Having stared at the same unremarkable photo on his grandparent’s wall
for years, Andy was surprised to discover not only was this picture
taken in Sudan, but also the slightly dusty and angry looking man
holding a bicycle was in fact his Great Grandfather – a revelation which
could only lead to one thing.
Following in Family Footsteps is the story of how an old sepia photograph inspired a three-month adventure following 80-year-old family footprints through the mountains and deserts of East Africa. As well as negotiating sandstorms, pool sharks, rogue bus drivers, active volcanoes, and some of the hottest temperatures the planet has to offer, this is also the story of an often-misunderstood corner of Africa through the eyes of two people, three generations apart.
Learn more about Andy from his website.