Longing for Africa

Journeys Inspired by the Life of Jane Goodall.

Part One: Ethiopia

ANNIE SCHRANK

When twenty-year-old Annie leaves her privileged life in suburban New York to set up a leather clothing factory in Ethiopia, she anticipates glorious savannas, magnificent animals, and colorful tribesmen. Her treasured childhood Africa scrapbook never prepared her for the isolated, barren mountains of northern Ethiopia, relentless poverty, and a ten-year drought and famine unacknowledged by the world.

Housed in a primitive mud hut with no electricity or indoor plumbing, falling in love with a handsome Italian, and forced to flee the military coup that toppled Haile Selassie, will Annie find the Africa of her childhood dreams or will she return home, disillusioned?

Book Themes

Africa, East Africa, Ethiopia, Travels, Living Abroad, Animals


Longing for Africa

Journeys Inspired by the Life of Jane Goodall.

Part Two: Kenya

ANNIE SCHRANK

When Annie returns to Kenya from New York to live among three Kenyan tribes for her work on a children’s book series, she believes she now understands real physical deprivation and who she is after a harrowing year in the mountains of Ethiopia. 

Driving across the savanna with a Land Rover stuffed with Samburu warriors, dancing with a tribe of fishermen on the dark shore of a crocodile-infested lake in one of the hottest places on earth, and falling passionately in love with an extraordinary Australian pilot who introduces her to the plight of orphaned girls in East Africa, will Annie truly learn to face her deepest fears and find compassion, purpose, and love, or will she head home, heartbroken?

Book Themes

Africa, East Africa, Kenya, Travels, Living Abroad, Love, Relationships

Who is Annie Schrank?

Annie worked for thirty-five years as a clothing designer in Los Angeles while living in Malibu, California. Throughout, she wrote occasional freelance magazine articles with accompanying photographs, allowing her curiosity to take her from subjects as diverse as revered explorer interviews, adventure travel all over the world, to the art of baby massage. Currently she lives in Celebration, Florida, with her partner, Grover, and works as a costume photographer and digital archivist for Disney World.

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