Click to preview A West African sketch-book photo book

This book has brought together two sketch-books which Angela Mahler produced to record some of the journeys which she made in West Africa, while teaching at Mayflower School, Ikenne, Nigeria, from 1965 to 1967.

Her travels took her to Sokoto and Lake Chad as well as to Cotonou and the Ganvier lake village in what is now Benin. In Cameroon she visited mountain towns and villages and took a ferry through the creeks back to Calabar in Nigeria.

The book is the personal account of a very bright young woman in her early 20s. There are stories of great hospitality and kindness which she received. The book is lavishly illustrated with rich colour paintings as well as many pen and ink drawings.

Angela died when she was only 33 years old. This book has been produced by Jonathan Marrow, whom she married soon after she came back from Nigeria, to preserve her work and her lively view of the world.


About the Author

Jonathan Marrow
marrowj The Wirral, England

Worked as a young doctor as a Government Medical Officer in Botswana. Spent most of my career caring for patients brought to hospital as emergencies. My design portfolio includes the preparation of material for lecture presentations and posters, internal publication of volumes of clinical guidelines and the production of family greetings cards by many different methods and over many years. More recently I have held a brief to create and reinforce a brand image for the College of Emergency Medicine, which was established in 2006.

Now retired from clinical work, much of my time is spent organising and copying photographs, writings and art work collected over the years.

Publish Date  March 20, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  80 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Travel

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runningwild says

given the huge changes in west africa since 1965 this book must be of historical importance .. it is fascinating and very attractive to look at

posted at 10:47am Mar 20 PST

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