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The Old Kingdom Book Campaign

£450 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 11 months
Created February 19, 2018
Hello friends!

My name is Jamale Ijouiher and I'm a graduate of Liverpool John Moores university with a degree in Palaeobiology and Evolution, and have become something of an expert on Mesozoic African biota after a decade of research.

Once Africa was once referred to as the ''Lost World of the dinosaur era'', so poorly represented were its flora and fauna; now the twenty first century has ushered in a golden age in the field of palaeontology, and I think it’s about time Africa began reaping the benefits.  

So, as member in good standing with Palaeontological Association & the British Society of Authors, I've decided to try and publish my research as a text book: The Old Kingdom - the Palaeontology & Palaeoecology of Cenomanian North Africa.


The Old Kingdom is unique in that no other text book, written solely on this topic, has ever been published before and is long overdue.  

Containing the latest information, yet presented in an informal tone, I hope the Old Kingdom will be used as a source of information for both scientists and laypersons interested in African dinosaurs and their world for years to come.


And now it appears that I may finally get my chance to make that ambition a reality as Indiana University Press has agreed to publish my book.

I’m so close, and yet so far. Because while I've commissioned some of the best artists in the field such as Christopher DiPiazza, Joschua Knüppe, Andrey Atuchin and James McKay (who's rough draft for the cover graces the top of the page); artwork does not come cheap. 

While I've paid of the bulk of the outstanding debt to these artists already, there is still a considerable amount of money still left outstanding.

If you are able to donate anything, to help me it would be greatly appreciated.  You'll not only be helping me move my career forward, but you'll be helping me realise a goal.

This book has been a labour of love, I’ve been working, nonstop, on it since 2009; it’s my life’s work.

Please help me make this one dream a reality.

Best Wishes,
Jamale
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Update 4
Posted by Jamale Ijouiher
8 days ago
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Hey guys.

As you know its been a year since I began raising money for my book.

As a result, and after much soul searching, I've decided to wrapping up my gofundme account on the 8th of February.

So if you want to help me out, and get your own artwork by the great @ChrisDPiazza and @JoschuaKnuppe, now is your last chance to donate.

And for those of you who already have, I wish to offer my personal thanks. All of your names will be added to the dedication section of the manuscript This project is for you and your kindness will not go unremembered.

Best Wishes,
Jamale
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Update 3
Posted by Jamale Ijouiher
9 months ago
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Hello friends,

I offer my gratitude to those of you who have already donated, thanks to you the campaign is well underway.

Now, thanks to my friend and artist Christopher DiPiazza, we can take it to the next level.

Now those donate a certain amount - £50 or £70 - will be rewarded with an original, signed, piece of artwork by Chris!



A scientifically accurate rendition of your favourite dinosaur (or any other prehistoric animal) drawn and send to you.

This is a fantastic opportunity.

Best Wishes,
Jamale
Sample artwork by Chris DPiazza
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Update 2
Posted by Jamale Ijouiher
10 months ago
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Hey guys! we have just reached a milestone, the first of many hopefully.

Together we have raised my first 100 pounds!

Still a long way to go, but I wanted to once again thank everyone who has donated so far. Your kindness has made all this possible.

All the Best,
Jamale
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Update 1
Posted by Jamale Ijouiher
11 months ago
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Hey guys, I've just received my first donation! Thank you to Chris for his kindness and thank you to everyone who has helped me get the word out on the web.
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£450 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 11 months
Created February 19, 2018
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5 months ago
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