Author recounts cousin’s work with Albert Schweitzer
Wilton Rotary will welcome Westport author Clarinda Higgins at its meeting Friday, Sept. 11, 12:15, at Marly’s restaurant, 101 Old Ridgefield Road.
Higgins is co-author with William G. Armstrong Jr. of Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man’s Journey. Published in 2014, the book recounts the work of her 18-year-old cousin Mark Higgins, who traveled to Gabon in West Africa in to work with the famed medical missionary. He later died at age 20 in 1960 after embarking on a solo trek.
The book “is an adventure story, a mystery and an inspiration about a young man with a vision of service above self,” Higgins says. “But the larger story revolves around the dramatic events that were occurring as African colonies attained independence in 1960, and what Mark’s service has meant to succeeding generations.”
The meeting is open to the public.
Information on the book is available at OakhamPress-AgainstTheCurrent.com.