After a 30-year career in New Mexico, it was time for a change, but what to do next? That was the dilemma. Jo was seeking something unknown and unnamed until she found her way to Africa, a place where she could live out her dream of adventure and travel.
Remembering Africa: Moments in Time is the author's memoir of the two years she lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, while teaching at an International School with students and teachers from many different countries. Through her personal stories, she portrays both the humor and struggle of daily life in Dar and working at the International School there. She provides a window for the reader to share her travel adventures to the exotic island of Zanzibar, the Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, and safari adventures into the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, etc.
Jo was enchanted with the land and people of this amazing continent, and she recorded events from those memorable years in a journal. When she returned to the states, the memories of her life in Africa lingered and begged to be shared. Remembering Africa had to be written.
The poem "Moments in Time", written by Jo, was inspired by her experiences while living and working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.