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Zambia: The Bradt Travel Guide (Bradt Travel Guide&hellip by Chris McIntyre
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
There aren't many books that hold so much information about Zambia. If you're going to spend any time there this book is likely to be one of your first reads.
It's specifically aimed at Zambia and passionate about the place. Other more general books tend to bypass the country a little in favour of its more famous neighbours. This gives you plenty of inside knowledge about safari related trips and lots of off the beaten track know how.There is excellent knowledge on the national parks including the less popular and less well known in Zambia, information which is hard to find elsewhere.
I would recommend this book mainly to safari seekers, those on package tours, looking for good… Read more
Swahili For The Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Traveller's Tales, 7 Jan 2004
Moore takes us on his strange and exhausting trip through Africa. As he travels he comments humorously, if somewhat dryly, on the places he encounters and people he meets.
As a person who has visited some of the places he describes I can confirm that his representations are generally truthful and provide good background preparation for those brave enough to attempt a trip themselves.
It’s perhaps disappointing that Moore’s mood is sobered by the break up with the “girl next door”, and Africa is treated slightly more cynically and with less passion than I would have liked at times. However it’s certainly an entertaining read and a modern, honest… Read more
Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson &hellip by Nelson Mandela
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No ordinary man., 6 Jan 2004
Looking at the book I was daunted by its size. But once I started reading I couldn't stop. It’s a fascinating tale and what’s more – it’s real.
Mandela takes us through the development of his political views, who he was influenced by and why he became so passionate about his cause. He explains how he and his colleagues came to be in the positions they were in, the personal sacrifices they made, and how they coped with seemingly unbearable circumstances forced upon them.
He is an example to everyone, as a man who, like many other South Africans, fought endlessly for his cause every day of his life. And yet he writes without bitterness for his enemies and… Read more