A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in the Heart of Africa (Flamingo)

 
9780006543572: A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in the Heart of Africa (Flamingo)

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In 1985 Hudson, an Englishman, returned to Africa, where he had once spent time working on a Zambian farm, to travel for a year as a "leaf in the wind," with "no pretension of aim and no ambition." This lovely, startling, humorous book records his experiences. Seeking out the most undeveloped areas, Hudson walked the arid plains of Mali, rode a riverboat through the dank jungles of Zaire and hitchhiked through war-torn stretches of Somalia, where foreigners are usually not allowed. With a cultivated yet refreshing naivete, he rode a night truck through rain forests, watched the "animal dance" of pygmies and accepted the hospitality of the generally gracious, gentle African people. In the caresses of curious, friendly pygmies (which felt to him like "a shower of autumn leaves"), in the whims of apparently corrupt border officials, even in the overwhelming silence of the Sahara, the author finds the heart of this continent filled not with darkness but with small triumphs, real danger and an almost painful beauty.
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From Library Journal:

Hiking and hitchhiking, Hudson explores the world of the common African, a world which ordinary tourists, who traverse Africa as if it were a huge game park, never see. Hunting with pygmies, tramping between Saharan oases, catching river steamers, and sampling Somalia and Djibouti, he finds that people can enjoy life without Western materialism and values. The author has a quick wit, and his gift for simile and metaphor should delight young people as well as older armchair travelers. This should stand beside Quentin Crewe's In Search of the Sahara ( LJ 10/1/84) on both school and public library shelves.
-Louise Leonard, Univ. of Florida Lib., Gainesville
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Hudson, Peter
Published by Flamingo (1989)
ISBN 10: 000654357X ISBN 13: 9780006543572
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