Nomadic journalist which had been full of travel and adventure has been exchanged for one that is a dull boring and stressful 9 to 5 ut spent amongst the bourgeois of Paris writer Nina Sovich decides to shake things up by traveling through Western Africa for some serious solitude and introspection Feeling stagnant and suffocated living in Paris with
A KIND SUPPORTIVE AND TOLERANT HUSBAND DAUNTED BY THE kind supportive and tolerant husband daunted by the of becoming a mother inspired by pioneering female explorers of Africa Mary Kingsley and Karen Blixen Ms Sovich travels to
remote destinations in Africa including the mysterious and almost mystical Timbuktu I enjoyed destinations in Africa including the mysterious and almost mystical Timbuktu I enjoyed
of the places she visited and the she met along the way during he I had very mixed feelings about this travelogue At times it was very engaging and interesting to hear about Sovich s trek through the western part of Africa Her encounters with locals are eye opening appealing accounts of an oft ignored area and the detailed information about the different countries kept me listening It s with Sovich s personal journey with which I take issue Poor poor Sovich lives in Paris with her patient husband and just can t endure it I know that people seek out different places to make a home but Sovich s detailing of her misery in France put me off She passingly acknowledges her privilege and treats Africa as almost this cure all mystical place for people like her It feels so very self involved despite the fact that it s brimming with life. Stern Sahara Mali Mauritania and Niger bringing their textures and flavors into vivid elief On Sovich’s travels she encounters ough and tumble Chinese sailors a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast and a close knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold showing her the promise of Africa’s futu. ,
descriptions of the places she visited and the
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if brought her husband and so talked to him instead of about him sheshe brought her husband and so talked to him instead of about him she have some great anecdotesApproach with caution I loved this travel memoir so much the author Nina Sovich describes the people and places of Africa not often written about or traveled to like the Western Sahara Senegal Mauritania Mali and Niger and she does so brilliantly On every page you are suddenly transported to the small Sahara towns to ghostly Mauritanian cities and many a town or village darkened by poverty in than just a visual sense Her writing allows the eader to actually feel the places she visits and understand them in under the skin sort of ways You don t just see a sand dune you can feel the hot breeze and the golden glow of the moon and the loneliness or peace the author felt in that moment or feel the terror seize you up in potentially dangerous situations or the way the humidity and d Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expected Author is ambivalent over so many different things A bit foolhardy IMHO traveling to emote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the path of IMHO traveling to Der Bilderwächter remote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the path of early female travelers eg Mary Kingsley There is a bibliography which feeds my need for where toead of those earlier pioneer women in Africa Full of ennui after deciding that her former exciting life as Her Unwittingly she had followed life’s script and now she needed to cast it outInspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s and Karen Blixen who an a farm in Kenya during World War I Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventureTo the Moon and Timbuktu takes eaders on a fast paced trek through We.