248pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
Hollywood screenwriter Helena Kriel on working with traumatised baby rhinos in South Africa.
"Here's an extraordinary book with an embrace that reaches from Hollywood to rhinoceros dung in South Africa, from what Earth was like 55 million years ago to contemporary wildfires, from an individual's most defining and intimate emotional needs - to global crises. Meditating with Rhinos will caress the core of your being and illuminate the nature of bonding. Helena Kriel's sheer originality of language offers fresh delight on every page." Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife and Abundance.
Helena Kriel lives between Los Angeles and South Africa, She is the author of the memoir The Year of Facing Fire, the screenplay Kama Sutra (co-written with Mira Nair), and the plays Pigs on Passion, Arachnid and I Can't Wait to Tie You to the Sofa. She teaches screenwriting for Spalding University's MFA in Writing Programme and is the founder and president of Baby Rhino Rescue.