Phillips� Bushman journey finally published

Anne Clift-Hill
Anne Clift-Hill

A journey of many decades in the masterpiece of a book going by the title, ‘I’m a bushman and I know my country’ Willie Phillips: his life in the Okavango Delta’ was officially launched on Saturday.

The 208-page book, launched by Phillips’ widow Anne Clift-Hill and his old friend Martin Phillips at Sanitas tea garden, is a cruise through the late conservationist’s life in the delta in the 1990’s. Phillips passed on in January 2009. Few people knew the vast Okavango Delta better than him. He first ventured in to the swamps to hunt crocodiles in 1958, aged only 22 years.

There, he learnt the bush skills that would serve him well as the first non-white professional hunter in Botswana.

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