Colorado Authors Series: Carol Batrus, When Elephants Fly
Ms. Batrus, Columbia University graduate and Wall Street survivor, shows how one person can make a difference in the lives of many in her memoir When Elephants Fly: One Woman's Journey from Wall Street to Zululand. Unsatisfied with her life even after much success, Batrus traveled to Africa, where she learned to live without the gifts of modern infrastructure. Seeing opportunity amongst the primitive yet rapidly changing culture, she worked to empower women and train tribal members to better adapt to their shifting economic and cultural environment. In the process she learned to release judgments and integrate life's lessons to bring promise and tools to the Zulu tribe, creating a future with economic and cultural balance. With amazing storytelling skill suffused with humor, irony, and compassion, Carol brings the reader into her life in Africa.