To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa
Dundurn, 12 Μαΐ 2008 - 256 σελίδες
Historically rich, remote, and once unimaginably dangerous for travellers, Timbuktu still teases with "Find me if you can." Rick Antonson's encounters with entertaining train companions Ebou and Ussegnou, a mysterious cook called Nema, and intrepid guide Zak all make you want to pack up and leave for Timbuktu tomorrow.
As Antonson travels in Senegal and Mali by train, four-wheel drive, river pinasse, camel, and foot, he tells of fourteenth-century legends, eighteenth-century explorers, and today's endangered existence of Timbuktu's 700,000 ancient manuscripts in what scholars have described as the most important archaeological discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Think Eric Newby's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush or Redmond O'Hanlon's Into the Heart of Borneo and you begin to see what kind of writer Rick Antonson is. To Timbuktu for a Haircut combines wry humour with shrewd observation to deliver an armchair experience that will linger in the mind long after the last page is read.
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TO TIMBUKTU FOR A HAIRCUT: A Journey Through West AfricaΚριτική χρηστών - Kirkus
A journey through some of the least traveled sections of Africa.When Antonson (Route 66 Still Kicks, 2012) had a month free from work, he decided to travel alone to the remotest place he could think ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
LibraryThing ReviewΚριτική χρηστών - leavesandpages - LibraryThing
Uneven. The cover blurb references Bill Bryson and Michael Palin, and Antonson himself refers to Paul Theroux an awful lot, but he’s not anywhere in their league. Travel lit lite. The navel gazing ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
Two The Origin of Myths
Three The Quest for Timbuktu
Four From Here to Timbuktu
Five Among the Tuareg
Six The Forbidden City
Seven The Strong Brown God
Eight African Lanterns
Nine A Good Night for West Africa
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To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey through West Africa
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