About the Book
This book is a fundraising project, with all profits going to benefit Namibian libraries.
Photographs of Namibian landscapes, including sand dunes at Sossussvlei and animals at Etosha National Park.
I visited Namibia in August, 2009, where my daughter was researching libraries as her PhD project at Syracuse University. She studies how libraries can serve current needs of local people.
The libraries we visited had enthusiastic patrons and excellent programs, but are severely under-funded. One local library's science book collection consisted of about 20 books.
The Namibian government is currently building a few new library centers. Their funds are so limited that they are debating whether to build shelves or buy books.
That's why I'm raising funds through the sale of my book, Land of Namibia. Even a small amount of money will make a big difference to the people of Namibia.
My books tend to fall into two categories: family and photography. Feits and Breitowiches tells the story of my mother's family's immigration from Galicia (Poland) to Chicago in the early 1900s. Other family books are typical snapshots of grandchildren or family trips. The photography books grow out of my interest in photography that developed when I moved in 1994 to live on 45 acres near Providence, RI. Taking photographs is a way for me to witness the changing of the seasons, the harmonies and dissonances of nature, and the life force made manifest.