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Lianne Ashton

Lianne Ashton is an photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring African travel, social documentary photography and writing.

Drama unfolding in Majete

A breeze picks up. It sways the ‘out of reach’ canopy of green, rustling the leaves and taunting the animals below. Sporadic black clouds puff about, promising big rain but dropping nothing. The parched earth seemingly on fire – forces the animals to seek shade.  They wait; motionless, […]

Malawi Style!

I’ve been planning a ‘first impression type blog’ since the first week we got here, over 3 months ago. My delay has not been due lack of impression but rather, because it’s taken me 3 months to get brave! I made the mistake of thinking the Malawi experience […]

Let’s go to the lake!

We arrived just as the sun was about to set. We wove through the village to our lodge, occasionally sneaking peeks of the lake in between the walls of shoreline houses; with goats, dogs and ducks dominating the sandy, two track road and chattering women and children silhouetted […]

Warming up to Malawi

Moving to Malawi has taught me a number of things about myself. I had no idea how much of a home body I am and how much I need to have my ‘shit’ together! I thought camping in my own house would be fun. I thought all of […]