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The Resource To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman

To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman

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To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa
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To Timbuktu for a haircut
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a journey through West Africa
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Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
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eng
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Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson's eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city's myths--the centuries old capital and traveler's dream--as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction
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Title
To Timbuktu for a haircut
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Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reachingTimbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson's eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city's myths--the centuries old capital and traveler's dream--as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction
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274946
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DLC
Dewey number
916.604/33
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
G490
LC item number
.A585 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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a journey through West Africa
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a journey through West Africa
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Rick Antonson
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
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To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
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"This edition published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., in arrangement with Dundurn Press Limited"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
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 -- Afterword
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23 cm
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Edition
Revised and updated edition.
Extent
xx, 310 pages
Isbn
9781550028058
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012381
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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