Synopses & Reviews
A 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa that created memories to last a lifetime Alan Whelan was on a unique quest to find the people in the hidden heart of Africa. On the 14,000 mile solo journey through Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and all the way to Cape Town across deserts and the toughest roads imaginable, he met sporting legends and ministers, peacekeepers and outlaws, and countless others who shared their last morsel of food with him. Armed with little more than blind optimism, he experienced a jaw-dropping ride. Uplifting, insightful, and funny, this is the story of one man's determination through the most physically and emotionally challenging five months of his life.
"The human dignity and generosity Whelan experiences, even in the most adverse circumstances, challenge Western clichés about the brutality of some of the poorer African nations and, although confronted with disturbing realities, its the compassionate side of human nature that prevails." —Real Travel magazine
"Alan captures Africa to a 'T' - the joy and heartache, the despair and exhilaration, the moments of sheer insanity." —Peter Moore, travel writer
"His writing ability is way above the norm and seeing Africa through his fresh pair of eyes was a delight, especially when he comes to realise that a journey really is all about the people you encounter along the way . . . I'd recommend African Brew Ha-Ha to anyone with the travel gene." —Adventure Travel Online
About the Author
is trained as a journalist and now works in public relations.