Elephant Dawn


Powerful and moving, Elephant Dawn is the complete, unforgettable story of one woman’s remarkable and life-changing association with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe, a celebrated clan of wild, free-roaming giants. It comes at a time when elephants all around Africa face the very real threat of being poached to extinction for their ivory, and Zimbabwe continues to face tumultuous times. 

In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years – the worst in Zimbabwe’s volatile history – this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush, fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them.

Now remote from Robert Mugabe’s rule, Sharon writes without restraint sequentially through the years, taking us on a truly unforgettable ride of hope and heartbreak, profound love and loss, adversity and new beginnings. This is the haunting, 
all-encompassing story we’ve been waiting for.

Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour among our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family.


Born in Queensland, Sharon Pincott is the author of two highly acclaimed books published by Jacana Media, The Elephants and I (2009) and Battle for the President’s Elephants (2012) and the subject of an internationally successful documentary. Her work has been profiled in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and Africa Geographic. She is credited with having formed one of the most remarkable relationships with wild elephants ever documented.


Parameters of Book: 
Author: Sharon Pincott 
ISBN: 978-1-4314-2415-3
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Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 320pp
Format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: Southern African Rights
Language: English
Picture Section: Two 16-page colour photograph sections
Publication Date: July 2016

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