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Online FrankTALK with Pamela Watson

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Time

12.30pm

Location

via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Contact Phone

9784 1020

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Australian-born Pamela Watson shot to fame when she wrote about her solo cycling adventure across Africa in her memoir Esprit De Battuta: Alone Across Africa on a Bicycle, a 14,500 kilometre journey through 17 countries.

 

Years later, Pamela embarked on a thrilling five-year entrepreneurial journey in the turbulent African city of Lagos. She went onto create a successful management consultancy and hand-made paper social enterprise, became Australia’s Honorary Consul and was proud to make a difference to an embattled community.

 

Her new book Gibbous Moon Over Lagos, details this next African adventure, one of surviving and thriving in a very different country including discovering the human side of a corrupt system that threatened her business dream.

 

Pamela’s electrifying tale from Africa’s commercial capital, which is set to become the world’s third largest city by 2050, shines a light on the city contradictions - as full of opportunity as it is of hazards, as exciting as it is frustrating. This is not the Africa of open plains of the Serengeti or the thunderous white cloud of Victoria Falls. This is Africa’s wild side, a place where ethics can be lost and yet enormous good can be done as Lagosians are determinedly chasing dreams and opportunities in this untamed environment.

 

Bookings are essential for this FrankTALK with Pamela Watson, by registering here or call our friendly staff on 9784 1020.

 

Can’t make it to the event? Catch up via our YouTube Channel.

 

Event Details:

FrankTALK with Pamela Watson

Friday 3 July at 12.30pm

Via Zoom

 

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