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Konny von Schmettau

ENGLISH: Konny von Schmettau, born 1962 in Hesselbach, in the Wittgensteiner Land, already knew as child exactly what she wanted: To became a journalist and live in Africa. She fulfilled both her dreams. In the age of nine she composed her first short stories and poems. During her University studi ...show more ENGLISH:
Konny von Schmettau, born 1962 in Hesselbach, in the Wittgensteiner Land, already knew as child exactly what she wanted: To became a journalist and live in Africa. She fulfilled both her dreams.
In the age of nine she composed her first short stories and poems. During her University studies of Classical Archaeology and History of Art she began writing as free-lance journalist.
From 1989-1993 she reported from Uganda as first accredited foreign correspondent and war correspondent after Idi Amin’s dictatorship
In December 2011 she published her first book “Auf Pad mit Konny von Schmettau - Reportagen und Geschichten” including reports and short stories from Namibia, Uganda and Malawi.
Together with Peter Brüggemann, she composed “Swakopmund 120 Years- The official Yearbook 2012”.
Also in 2012, her second book from the series “Auf Pad mit Konny” („On the road with Konny“) was published: “Mit Konny von Schmettau durch den Süden Namibias - inkl. Oranjemund” was released.
2014 she composed the first official travel book about the diamond town in the restricted area: “Oranjemund - a journey through history and modern times”.
In 2015 she first published „Sangwali - David Livingstone at Linyanti“.
2. Extended Editions: October, 2016 (English and German).
In addition, the Namibia Scientific Society published a Special Edition (English) in October, 2016.

Apart from writing and tour guiding, Konny is active in Charity for African mothers and children. Form every book sold, a donation is made to those in need.

DEUTSCH:
Konny von Schmettau, geboren im Wittgensteiner Land, zwischen den Bergen und Tälern des Rothaargebirges, wusste schon als Kind genau, was sie wollte:
Journalistin werden und in Afrika leben.
Beide Träume erfüllte sie sich.
Mit neun Jahren verfasste sie ihre ersten Kurzgeschichten und Gedicshow less
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