If you love to travel, love to read, love adventure and excitement, then join the fabulous group of readers who are reading Yvonne Blackwood’s fascinating travel tales. You won’t be disappointed!
INTO AFRICA: THE RETURN
Blackwood’s remarkable story, articulated in Into Africa: A Personal Journey, told about her first journey to West Africa, land of her ancestors. She travelled alone and her exposure to Nigeria’s tight military control caused her to experience fear as never before. In Ghana, destiny led her to meet Adamson, who became her guide, doctor and more….The story left you breathless, wanting more.
Into Africa: the Return describes Blackwood’s second journey to West Africa. This time she is accompanied by two American cousins – Peabody, 70 and her daughter, Marie, 42. After 40 years, Cousin Peabody reunites with Afua, her Ashanti friend.
Afua’s brother dies the day before the three cousins arrive in Ghana and plans go awry. Peabody realizes that her previous refusal to visit Africa was unwarranted.
In Ghana, Blackwood meets her protégée Frieda and the dashing Pastor Ray for the
first time. Frieda must overcome her bashfulness and try to warm up to her sponsor. A plan to visit Mali is shelved and Togo substituted. But is it safe to travel there without a native? Pastor Ray volunteers to accompany them – a blessing in disguise.
The cousins explore a mysterious world with alien cultures and experience wonderment,
joy and heart-wrenching sadness. Into Africa: the Return resonates with
intrigue and discovery that keeps you riveted to the last word.
INTO AFRICA: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
A remarkable and intriguing story about a journey to the land of Blackwood’s ancestors. Into Africa, begins in Nigeria with exposure to the tight control by the military that causes Blackwood to experience fear as never before. Her journey continues to take her on an exploration of a new mysterious world where she experiences joy and wonderment as she shares in the lives of family members, friends and new acquaintances.
In Ghana her respect for human beings and sense of adventure along with destiny, lead her to meet Adamson. Determined to see it all, Yvonne finds herself in desperate situations, each mysteriously resolved by strangers.
Peppered with nostalgic flashbacks to her native Jamaica, and colourful descriptions of West Africa, Into Africa A Personal Journey resonates with unique poignancy, a love of people and Blackwood’s growing spiritual quest for her African roots among the proud Ashanti people. Down to earth, vulnerable yet fearless, Blackwood shares with us a small part of her life as it unfolds.
WILL THAT BE CASH OR ‘CUFFS?
Will That be Cash or ‘Cuffs?
A hilarious, true story with a bizarre cast of characters that appear and disappear like Extra terrestrial and their ingenious methods of stealing in a large supermarket chain. The personal conflicts and challenges of staff who work for the organization don’t make their lives any easier. We laugh on one hand and empathize on the other when we meet Mrs. Johnson, the little old lady who wants to be “soft and smooth”, and will stop at nothing to do so; or Mrs. Euphima Clarke who is as tall as she is wide with a voice to match. Meet Wilbert Wiley, an aged but modern-day Don Juan who is obsessed with every female he sees. They all collide in the supermarket — everybody’s meeting place. Interwoven within the fabric of the story is the coming of age of Bobby Blackwood, a six-foot five college student who works part-time as a security guard to pay his college expenses.