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To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa

Author: Rick Antonson
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historically rich, remote, and once unimaginably dangerous for travellers, Timbuktu still teases with 'Find me if you can.' Rick Antonson's encounters with entertaining train companions Ebou and Ussegnou, a mysterious cook called Nema, and intrepid guide Zak all make you want to pack up and leave for Timbuktu tomorrow. As Antonson travels in Senegal and Mali by train, four-wheel drive, river pinasse, camel, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Rick Antonson; Rick Antonson; Rick Antonson; Rick Antonson; Rick Antonson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Antonson
ISBN: 9781550028058 1550028057
OCLC Number: 183265027
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Scarcely visited places --
The origin of myths --
The quest for Timbuktu --
From here to Timbuktu --
Among the Tuareg --
The forbidden city --
The strong brown god --
African lanterns --
A good night for West Africa --
Epilogue --
A gentle harshness.
Responsibility: Rick Antonson ; foreword by Geoffrey Lipman.

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"Historically rich, remote, and once unimaginably dangerous for travellers, Timbuktu still teases with 'Find me if you can.' Rick Antonson's encounters with entertaining train companions Ebou and Ussegnou, a mysterious cook called Nema, and intrepid guide Zak all make you want to pack up and leave for Timbuktu tomorrow. As Antonson travels in Senegal and Mali by train, four-wheel drive, river pinasse, camel, and foot, he tells of fourteenth-century legends, eighteenth-century explorers, and today's endangered existence of Timbuktu's 700,000 ancient manuscripts in what scholars have described as the most important archaeological discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls."--Publisher description.

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