Lonely Planet is buying a photograph
picture of school kids in Mzuzu, Malawi was published in The Africa
Book, a new type of book by Lonely Planet.
I joined a photo competition on the Lonely Planet website. My photo was one of 19 to be chosen out of hundreds of entries.
The Africa Book is not a travel guide, but 'a large, hardback coffee-table book that will delve into every country in Africa in depth with evocative and arresting images and imaginative text, and will also include thematic chapters about the continent' (LP).
The book came into the shops at the end of 2007.
"Muzungu, shoot me, shoot me!"
these kids were yelling at me from the car that was taking them to school.
They loved their photograph to be shot. I encountered this
car on my way to the post office in Mzuzu, Malawi. Every time I see this
picture Im reminded of the typical Malawian sunny spirit and hospitality;
despite poverty, famines and disease. Its very humbling. The countrys
nickname The warm heart of Africa could not be more well-chosen.