A journey of discovering your own country, your country of birth and youth and so on. This is a journey that Colleen Higgs has undertaken. She tells about in this article. She tells about one aspect of it, the journey into the literary world of South Africa and other countries of Africa. This journey is a journey that needs to be taken, not just by Colleen Higgs but by all us where ever we live. To discover the beauty around us, the people around us, the history around us, the literature around us, in ever widening circles.