House of Anansi Press

My Heart Is Africa

Three Years with the Flying Doctors

Written by Scott Griffin

Published July 01, 2006 | ISBN 9781770891609
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

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288 pages
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About this book

My Heart Is Africa

Three Years with the Flying Doctors

Scott Griffin

In 1996, Scott Griffin left the comfortable routine of his life as a successful businessman to fly solo to Africa in his single-engine Cessna 180 to work for the Flying Doctors Service, an African organization that flies doctors and nurses to remote areas to administer medical assistance.

My Heart is Africa is an engaging personal story of his two-year adventure but it is also the story of Africa -- its problems and people, its landscape and limitations, its culture and courage. Griffin's intrepid flying odyssey takes the reader on a journey across Africa and into the lives of the doctors, nurses, aid workers and eccentric characters that crossed his path along the way.

All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the AMREF Flying Doctors Service.

About the Author

Scott Griffin

Scott Griffin, OC, is Chairman, Director and controlling shareholder of House of Anansi Press Inc. He is the founder, Chairman, and Trustee of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry; the founder, Chairman, and Director of The Scott Griffin Foundation, founder of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie; and Chairman and Director of Steam Whistle Brewing. He is married to Krystyne Griffin and has four children and eight grandchildren. All royalties from the sale of My Heart is Africa will be donated to the AMREF Flying Doctors Service.