On Foot Through Africa is a journal of part of Ffyona Campbell's round the world walk; this book covers from South Africa to Morocco beginning with her struggle to get any sponsorship and ending with her triumphant run down to the sea.
Ffyona's descriptions of the African countries that she passes though are awe-inspiring, but some of the actions of the people she encounters are quite shocking. Their attitudes, particularly to lone women, were alien and disappointing to me and I found the 'donnez-moi un cadeau' episodes, the result of decades of western aid, disturbing.
What shines through this story is Ffyona's selfish determination to achive her goal. This is not meant as a slur as she could not have made it to Morocco otherwise. Reading of this remarkable woman who walked 40 to 50 miles daily, while being ill, and in the constant African heat was quite humbling for me, someone who is practically surgically attached to her car!