An unforgettable voyage to the Sahara left the author with a mission to help the nomadic people she met.
The co-author Jill Townsend-Sorel is Founder and President of The Council of Grandmothers, Ojai. "When the Grandmothers Speak, the Earth will be healed" A Hopi Prophesy
She is formerly Deputy Director of The Foundation for International Conciliation, Geneva, Switz.; TA, Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation; Development Director, Templeton College, Oxford University
Artist Leslie Clark has explored Africa searching for new perspective and old wisdom. Her paintings focus on the people she has met and their lives. The Sahara desert and its nomadic people have become the heart of her work. She now lives and paints half the year in Agadez, Niger. Nomad Gallery in Ojai, California, where she lives the other half of the year, sells her work along with traditional African artifacts, jewelry, textiles and carvings. To repay the gift that Africa and its nomads have given her, she founded the Nomad Foundation, US non profit organization seeking to blend cultural preservation and economic opportunity for nomadic people.