Mark Howard lives in the beautiful rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania in the USA.
Writing began as a part time distraction, covering the antics of local critters, and the world around him. It was an interesting way of maintaining sanity during the long winters, and had less of an impact on his health than consuming red wine to pass the time.
It evolved since then into a passion, allowing him to share experiences he has had around the world, from Africa to Europe, to the USA, and elsewhere.
In his latest book he takes a very personal look at a horrific political system which destroyed lives, and considers whether it was not as much a personal choice by many, as it was a political ideology.
Peace Far Away
A small family decided to leave the land they loved.
Their search was for something very simple, although they never knew it at the time.
This story is true. Only the names of a few of the people in it have been changed.
Their memories may still be a little raw, and they do not need reminders of what happened.
Apartheid: It's Also An Individual Reality
In this book Mark Howard takes a very personal look at the political system he grew up in.
He links that to later experiences, post apartheid and outside of South Africa, and concludes that an inhumane system associated with a single period and place in history is in fact more than that.
Apartheid is as much a personal preference as it is a political system.
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