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Africa on six wheels : a semester on safari

Author: Betty Levitov
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
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"I think I get it," Betty Levitov's youngest student said, sitting on a porch in Harare, Zimbabwe. "You've had a potentially fatal disease, and faced death, and now you'll do just about anything." The student was trying to fathom why a teacher would take thirteen kids from a small midwestern liberal arts college on a three-month trek across Africa. The answer, a learning experience like no other, unfolds in  Read more...
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levitov, Betty.
Africa on six wheels.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006019098
(OCoLC)70167539
Named Person: Betty Levitov; Betty Levitov; Betty Levitov; Betty Levitov
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Levitov
ISBN: 9780803206168 080320616X 1280823682 9781280823688
OCLC Number: 122256230
Notes: "Bison Books"--Page [i].
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Map --
Introduction --
146; Tarzan and Tutankhamen --
Waiting for Gavin --
346; Mr46; Mushi --
446; The Wazungu Whale --
546; Nai45;robbery --
646; Captain Simba and the Stone House Gang --
746; I Wonder as I Wander --
846; Good Days44; Bad Days44; and Mzuzu Days --
946; Njaya --
10 46;Mr46; Chiumia --
1146; Fawlty Towers --
1 8Wash Me33;8221; --
1346; Long Street --
Epilogue --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Betty Levitov.

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"I think I get it," Betty Levitov's youngest student said, sitting on a porch in Harare, Zimbabwe. "You've had a potentially fatal disease, and faced death, and now you'll do just about anything." The student was trying to fathom why a teacher would take thirteen kids from a small midwestern liberal arts college on a three-month trek across Africa. The answer, a learning experience like no other, unfolds in Levitov's thoroughly engaging account of her life-changing stint as a mwalimu ("teacher" in Swahili) with an Australian bus driver and thirteen college kids from Nebraska in tow. The group's wanderings take them--and us--through seven countries. Through dhow trips and donkey rides on the Swahili island of Lamu, scuba diving and spice tours in Zanzibar, camping in the Namib Desert, and swimming on the edge of a cataract at Victoria Falls, we encounter remarkable people, new customs, and intriguing arts (along with malaria, flat tires, a bike accident, and a hostage crisis). As the students apprentice themselves to African cooks, fisherman, carvers, and batik artists, we discover with them a subtle and complex connection among people normally worlds apart.

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