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Almost sleeping my way to Timbuktu : West Africa on a shoestring by public transport with no French

Author: Sihle Khumalo
Publisher: Roggebaai, South Africa : Umuzi, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Travelling in West Africa by public transport, Sihle Khumalo turned a wish list into an itinerary. The plans for his trip were lean on practical detail, but grand in concept : Visit five World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO for their historical and cultural significance. Having never set foot in Sénégal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin or Togo, Sihle planned to inform himself about Francophone Africa as he went along.  Read more...
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Named Person: Sihle Khumalo; Sihle Khumalo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sihle Khumalo
ISBN: 9781415203989 1415203989
OCLC Number: 862390245
Description: 285 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Looking forward --
Sénégal: finding my feet but losing my tongue --
Tongue-tied and almost stuck in Mali --
Burkina Faso: where the people walk tall --
Benin: where a few francs open doors and borders --
Stepping in and out in Togo --
Footloose and fancy free in Ghana --
Looking back.
Responsibility: Sihle Khumalo.

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"Travelling in West Africa by public transport, Sihle Khumalo turned a wish list into an itinerary. The plans for his trip were lean on practical detail, but grand in concept : Visit five World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO for their historical and cultural significance. Having never set foot in Sénégal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin or Togo, Sihle planned to inform himself about Francophone Africa as he went along. Had he pondered the implications of not speaking French in a part of the world where it is the lingua, or what the public transport might be like in this part of the world, he might have set off less bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. But Sihle is not one to be deterred by setbacks and deadends. His flexibility, irrepressible optimism and robust sense of humour, coupled with an unexpected sensitivity towards his host countries, see him reach all his goals - or almost."--Back cover.

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