The Shockwave: Dauphin - The Final Flight 2003
About the Book
Amy Johnson's book is timely, compelling, and filled with surprising and inconvenient observations about the plight of oil-rich West Africa. Written from the perspective of a helicopter pilot, the insights are piercing into the most vital and profound issues facing Africa, with the globalisation of commerce, and the part played by the multinationals such as Shell and British Petroleum and their effects on the entire world. Traditionally, vested western interests in oil-rich Africa have sought to downplay the impact of oil drilling on the indigenous population, their religious beliefs, and the wider international community. Through the lens of the helicopter pilot, this book offers a sharp critique of Africa, condemnation for those who exploit indigenous differences for violent gains, and praise for political and cultural leaders who seek to harness the values of Africanness and to keep their environment safe from the incursion of Luciferian companies in search of wealth and power. Michael - The Shockwave, Dauphin the Final Flight 2003 is a thought-provoking work that calls for bold African leadership to rein in the many tribes and religious rivalries and lay the ground for a new political consensus. Amy Johnson's book defies conventional wisdom and suggests not only that African religion and beliefs and politics are inseparable but that their partnership, if well harnessed, will be a tour-de-force for justice and peace in Africa and the entire world. It is also a tale of love and loss and the beauty of Africa, seen through the eyes of an aviator – a perspective few of us can appreciate. Amy Johnson's complementary book on a similar theme is Echo Sierra Oscar, a collection of poems describing the journey of a contemporary Homer in modern times of change, conflict, and globalisation.
About the Author
The Author was born in Kashmir, India and her Father served as an officer with the 8th Gurkha Rifles. The Author's paternal uncle was a great influence in her life and served as a Naval Attache under President Eisenhower and a Naval Diplomat in Russia. She married a Forces Officer and Pilot with whom she travelled to many places in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She primarily trained as a geneticist conducting research in cancer genetics collaborating with scientists at the NIH, Bethesda. After obtaining her Doctorate, she taught and researched extensively in Cancer and Molecular sciences. She later completed her Masters in Intellectual Property law and trained to become a solicitor with a highly reputable British Firm. She was greatly inspired by her Law Lecturers who imparted legal education by the excellent socratic method. The Author has two sons, the older a Forces Officer and Pilot like his Father and married to a Commercial pilot and the younger is at University, hoping to follow in the well established family tradition; but engages an additional passion for formula one racing.