For my Love of East Africa Kenya & How my
Children’s African Safari Series of Books Evolved?
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After the tragic road accident & death of my late husband Ian J Isherwood on Jan 4th 1989 in Mombasa, 18mths later at a special Memorial Art Exhibition that my 4 young sons & I created in dedication to their father at the Norfolk Hotel Nairobi Kenya. I was approached by business associates of my late husband who made me an offer of publishing my children's books.
I was delighted and gladly signed their legal contract
Little did I realise when I signed that contract with the publishers that another survival journey would begin one full of lies, greed & betrayal that would eventually span some 30yrs but that is another story waiting to be completed and told!
Bellow: Memorial Art Exhibition pictures also 4 boys before and after the tragedy 1988-1991
Motto: Never ever, give up or give in, just believe and it will all happen even better than we ever imagined!:)Antosa aka Mama Simba!
Mombasa Kenya Aga Khan Junior Academy Presented a Children's Multi Cultured Musical
by Author Illustrator Antosa Isherwood©
I love life and adore Children they can be such a joy to work with ( and so unpredictable!) and I was delighted to have
written, directed & produced an original full scale theatrical children's musical based on my first two published children's books 'Don't Run Rhino' & 'Run Poachers Run'
The musical was 1st Performed at Kenton College Boys School Nairobi and then all the children of Aga Khan Junior Academy Mombasa both schools my own sons attended.
Along with the staff I guided the children to create their own hand-made, hand -embellished costumes.
My Theatre productions
were totally centred around all the children at each
college and Academy every child in the school had a part to play either on stage or behind the
scenes no one was left out!
Each Theatre Production was a huge success with much publicity (left local Mombasa Coastweek newspaper) as every child became personally involved and proud to be part of the productions
KBC( Kenyan Broadcasting Television) children's Television programme featured me reading my first published children's book 'Don't Run Rhino' along with local nursery children sitting with me and interacting with me and with the story
This Children's programme went onto win the first International award for KBC for 3rd world Children's TV much to the delight of all especially me!:
I have also written a television come film script on the Chronicled Adventures of 4 Boys in Africa one day? Oh yes motto: Mama Simba never gives up or gives in!