Book reviews
Book reviews Autumn 2012
Swimming with Dolphins, Tracking Gorillas: How to have the world’s best wildlife encounters, by Ian Wood, Bradt, paperback, 184 pages, £15.99
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Book reviews Winter 2011/12
Kenya
Michael Poliza & Friends, teNeues, hardcover, 280 pages, £60
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Book reviews Autumn 2011
Gorillas: Living on the Edge
Andy Rouse, hardcover, 96 pages, £25 (available from our shop at www.travelafricashop.com)
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Book reviews Spring 2011
The Hairdresser of Harare
by Tendai Huchu, Weaver Press, paperback, 196 pages, £12.95
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Book reviews Autumn 2010
Dinka
Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith, Rizzoli, hardcover, 224 pages, £47.50
They’re back. Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith, perhaps the greatest photographic duo to cover the peoples of Africa, have just published Dinka: The Great Cattle Herders of the African Sudan, a seminal work documenting a tribe in southern Sudan...
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Book reviews Summer 2009
Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
Richard Dowden, Portobello Books, soft cover, 576 pages, £9.99
Acute, urgent and comprehensive, Richard Dowden’s Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles is this generation’s defining work on the continent.
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Book reviews Spring 2009
My Mercedes is Not for Sale
Jeroen van Bergeijk, Broadway Publishing, soft cover, 224 pages, £12.95
When Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk fell into the back of a clapped-out wreck of a Mercedes while in Burkina Faso for a friend’s wedding a seed was planted…
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Book reviews Spring 2008
Magnificent South Africa
2008, Struik Publishers, hardback, 178 pages, ZAR 250
As much of an introduction to South Africa as it is a memento for those saying goodbye, this revamped coffee table book is everything South Africa is – diverse. 
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Book reviews Winter 2008/9
To Timbuktu for a Haircut
Rick Antonson, 2008, Dundurn Press, soft cover, 256 pages, £14.99
When Rick Antonson was a boy, he would pester his father every time he left the house. 
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Book reviews Summer 2008
Toujours Tingo
Adam Jacot de Boinod, 2007, Penguin Books illustrated hardback, 336 pages, £10.99
Drawing on the collective wisdom of over 300 languages, Toujours Tingo explores all kinds of actions, objects, tastes and noises for which English has no direct counterpart.
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Book reviews Autumn 2008
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa
Nicholas Drayson, 2007, Footprint, hardback, 202 pages, £12.99
Stop. It’s not what you are thinking. This is a charming piece of fiction that follows the “reserved and honourable” Mr Malik (and his carefully sculpted comb-over) as he tries to out-duel Harry Kahn.
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