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Dinner Meeting – Ubuntu: One Woman’s motorcycle odyssey across Africa
19 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$30
At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. The idea just feels right – no matter that she’s never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins.
Her book Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa details Heather’s epic journey over 15 months and 19 countries riding 42,000 kilometres from south to north Africa during 1993 to 1994. It is about a life-changing adventure into the soul of Africa where she finds ubuntu — a traditional Bantu word from South Africa meaning ‘I am because we are’, the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one.
Meeting 6:00pm for 6:30pm start.