I love reading about ‘off the beaten track’ places that are not on the main tourist trails. This fascinating book did not disappoint. The author’s style of writing so vividly depicts the places he visits that you really do feel immersed in West Africa. I particularly liked the accounts of interactions with the locals. It must have taken a lot of courage to do such a trip solo but the author clearly has the ability to interact positively with all sorts of people. I knew very little about these countries and now that I know more I would like to visit them, thanks to this fascinating book.
Susan Wallace, A LoveReading Ambassador
Immersed in West Africa is NOT one of those cookie-cutter guide books. This is the powerful on-the-ground diary of one man’s solo journey through West Africa. For roughly 60 days, Terry Lister travelled across Senegal, Mauritania, the Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. What he experienced touched both his spirit and his soul. The ups and downs of travel, the people, the transport, the weather, the food, the haggling...he welcomed it all.
From harrowing experiences with border police to day-long travel on crowded mini-buses, Lister’s accounts of daily life shed light on the real side of Africa, and are sure to both entertain and educate you.
Travel is the best educator and Lister shows us that while Africa is still the brunt of many jokes and misconceptions, it is more than worth the visit. If you are someone who’s been a bit afraid to travel into Africa beyond the big tours, this book will inspire you to step out with courage and faith. While your experience will be your own, it is one guaranteed to inspire and motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
So let’s step into this adventure together!
|Publication date:||29th August 2019|
|Publisher:||Niyah Press / Book Power Publishing|
|Primary Genre||Indie Author Books|
Today l am a traveller and a writer. I wasn't always! In fact, in my exciting adult life l have been a partner in Deloitte accounting firm, a Minister in the Government of Bermuda and a realtor. But most of all l wanted to be a traveller. I retired at 60 and have been a solo traveller for the past five years. I go on the road for eight weeks then home for eight and then back again. When l retired l had been to 44 countries but in the last five years l have been to 46 spending between one week and ...More About Terry Lister