One Dry Season

In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
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Product Number: Z12578
Released: May 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501933103
Narrator/s: Lisette Lecat
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With richly evocative images and wonderfully entertaining anecdotes, Caroline Alexander transports you to the dense interior of equatorial Gabon. In One Dry Season, she chronicles her adventures as she makes her way alone through dangerously primitive territory. When she first read of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley's travels in the French colony of Gabon, Alexander knew she had to experience the present-day nation for herself. Soon she is retracing Kingsley's route-struggling through tangled vines in humid rain forests, chugging up the churning OgoouE River in a packed steamer, and fending off gigantic cockroaches. The country she discovers is a challenging mixture of Africa's exotic past and its practical present. A splendid storyteller, Caroline Alexander introduces you to the colorful new friends she made along the trail including a shy mission nun, a half-mad French woman, and a village chief who treated her as an errant teenaged daughter. Lisette Lecat's expert narration brings out all the excitement of today's Africa.

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Author(s): Caroline Alexander
Genre: Travel

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Author(s): Caroline Alexander
Narrator(s): Lisette Lecat
Genre: Travel
Product Number C00043
Released: Mar 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461834991

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