"The human dignity and generosity Whelan experiences, even in the most adverse circumstances, challenge Western cliches about the brutality of some of the poorer African nations and, although confronted with disturbing realities, it s the compassionate side of human nature that prevails." "Real Travel" magazine"
"Alan captures Africa to a 'T' the joy and heartache, the despair and exhilaration, the moments of sheer insanity." Peter Moore, travel writer"
"His writing ability is way above the norm and seeing Africa through his fresh pair of eyes was a delight, especially when he comes to realise that a journey really is all about the people you encounter along the way . . . I'd recommend "African Brew Ha-Ha" to anyone with the travel gene." "Adventure Travel Online""
Armed with little more than blind optimism, he experienced a jaw-dropping ride. Uplifting, insightful and funny, this is the story of one man’s determination through the most physically and emotionally challenging five months of his life.