Happy Birthday, James English (1939-2011) – Co-Founder of ‘Makasutu Culture Forest’, The Gambia, West Africa.

James English & ‘Beth’ the balong, Makasutu, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

The River Gambia Expedition 2012 is dedicated to the memory of a dear friend, inspirator, and one of life’s great storytellers – James English, 1939-2011. Co-Founder: Makasutu Culture Forest, The Gambia, West Africa.

Makasutu and The Gambia will never be the same without this special man being present. However, his presence will always be felt.

Out thoughts are with his family – and, especially,  Lawrence Williams (co-founder of Makasutu)

Rest in peace, dear heart.

Love Florio & H xx


About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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One Response to Happy Birthday, James English (1939-2011) – Co-Founder of ‘Makasutu Culture Forest’, The Gambia, West Africa.

  1. Kayleigh Kennedy says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting James and Lawrance bk in 2007 in THE GAMBIA two very kind people, The Gambia was amazing, we stayed there for 7months,
    a place I will always remember, and hopefully visit again!! Mandina lodges (WOW) it’s just amazing everything about it, I miss gambia and all the friends we made!!! RIP JAMES XX

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