‘My Akamas Mandala’ depicts 11 hand-drawn “mandalas” inspired by the shapes and forms of a variety of Akamas endemic local flowers.
Author: Melissa Hekkers
‘My Akamas Mandala’ colouring book is the second book in the series of local Cypriot mandalas. Signed by journalist, author and photographer Melissa Hekkers, ‘My Akamas Mandala’ depicts 11 hand-drawn “mandalas” inspired by the shapes and forms of a variety of Akamas endemic local flowers. Besides the creative entertainment provided through colouring in, for both children and adults, the publication seeks to inform in an interactive and enjoyable manner. The objective is to raise awareness and promote the concept of endemic wildlife as well as the importance of preserving the natural heritage of Akamas. With the collaboration of the Project and Research Center AKTI and the Forestry Department, the book hosts information, fun facts and characteristics of the local flowers presented as well as fun facts regarding the littering of the sea, a great environmental threat that applies to the Akamas too. The book is bilingual: English and Greek.
The Cyprus Mandala Colouring Book Series includes My Cape Greco Mandala, which is the third in a series, a colouring book inspired by the wildlife of the Cape Greco peninsula in Cyprus and was preceded by My Akamas Mandala which focuses on a variety of endemic plants found on the Akamas Natural Reserve. My Nicosia Mandala, the first in the series that started in 2016; is an innovative, interactive colouring book about the historic fortifications of the old town of Nicosia.