What I do
Despite my fishy English accent, I have twice been featured among South Africa’s best writers and thought leaders in The Big Issue SA‘s annual Collector’s Edition.
I am an International Reporting Project (IRP) 2017 Africa Peacebuilding Fellow.
I have been published in collections by Writers Abroad and Chicken Soup for the Soul and have worked on various Fodor’s Travel guidebooks.
I also write fiction and poetry. My fictional work has been published in Itch creative journal and La Revue.
I have been known to dabble in a spot of editing; I am a former General Editor at Urban Times and former second in command at Supernews.
I occasionally moonlight as a journalism lecturer.
I am a committee member of the South African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists (UK).
Why I do it
For me, itchy feet have been a long-term affliction.
I left my home in rural England at 18 years old and have never really looked back.
Over the subsequent years, the more I’ve travelled the more I’ve felt the need to share the places I’ve experienced and the individuals I’ve met – their stories – with as many people as possible. To carry them along the road with me.
I also want to encourage others to see and better understand the world for themselves. I want to emulate the older and bolder journalists and writers who inspired me to know as much of and about the world as possible. Furthermore, I’ve become increasingly determined to use my experiences responsibly, as a means of challenging stereotypes and promoting positive change. This is why I do what I do.
Take a walk with me
To find out more about me or keep up to date with my writings and ramblings you can follow me on Twitter @ManRambling