Airborne to Africa

New South Africa and the Friends Around Her

When South Africa changed from old to new, Jim Bailey and his Pan African enterprise, a humdrum of writers, photographers, musicians and revolutionaries, was in the engine room. In 1984 this enterprise, Drum magazine, crossed the floor for the benefit of all. This is a poetic memoire of a time of change brought to life by the addition of visuals by anonymous Drum photographers. This posthumous collection published under his pseudonym is a crucial perspective that awakens the reader to the thrilling abundance of Southern Africa and all the friends around her. Compassion and love exists, is lived and experienced.A selection of previously unpublished poems from a late legend who created a living legacy, Jim Bailey; CBE, publisher, soldier, poet, African adventurer, historian, freedom fighter and Esquire.

Words and images combine to create sense of a great South African patriotism and unity in diversity. The New South Africa and the friends around her offers a thrilling abundance of lived experiences.


Airborne to Africa

A selection of previously unpublished poems and photographs from the legendary legacy of HM Stanley Jr. aka. Jim Bailey; Drum Magazine, CBE, publisher, fighter pilot, poet, African adventurer, historian, freedom fighter and esquire

New South Africa

Words and images combine to create sense of a great South African patriotism and unity in diversity. The New South Africa and the friends around her offers a thrilling abundance of lived experiences.