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Review of Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister.

Immersed in West Africa Terry Lister.

One of the best books I’ve read this year. I hoovered up every word and picture. I love a travelogue, and this didn’t disappoint.  I particularly liked the pieces about the animals Terry encountered, from monkeys to hippos to crocodiles.

This isn’t an emotional personal journey-style journal. It’s told from a more practical POV. We learn about the frustration and corruption of border crossings. A little about the slavery houses, but it’s not something to get bogged down in, so the author gives the facts and moves on to more pleasant subjects. The illustrations of some of the houses where the slaves were held are shocking.

We meet many lovely people, not least the author himself—but mostly, we lurch from one public transport disaster to the next. If you’re travelling in any West African country, expect delays from poor transportation.

I had a little chuckle three times in this.

Brilliant, and one of my Recommended reads.



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