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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
Title
To Timbuktu for a haircut
Title remainder
a journey through West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Antonson, Rick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Africa, West
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
Label
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
17683145
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xx, 310 p.
Isbn
9781620875674
Lccn
2013012381
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Label
To Timbuktu for a haircut : a journey through West Africa, Rick Antonson ; foreword by Professor Geoffrey Lipman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
17683145
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xx, 310 p.
Isbn
9781620875674
Lccn
2013012381
Other physical details
ill., maps.

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