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Travel Writing and Guides - Africa -

Related category: World - Africa
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Stranger
    A Stranger's Pose - by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115496 | ISBN 10: 1911115499

    A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nomad
    The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel - by Alistair Carr

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781788310758 | ISBN 10: 1788310756

    The Manga is one of Africa's most remote and wild regions: a hostile and unforgiving landscape inhabited by nomads like the hardy Tubu. Situated in south-eastern Niger, and in the shadow of the Old Salt Road, it has been mislaid by the modern world; ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Timbuktu School for Nomads: Lessons from the People of the Desert by Nicholas Jubber
    The Timbuktu School for Nomads: Lessons from the People of the Desert - by Nicholas Jubber

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781473655447 | ISBN 10: 1473655447

    An epic modern-day quest across the Sahara and a unique insight into the nomadic communities that surround the legendary city, by award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber.   The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sky is on Fire by Magsie Hamilton Little
    The Sky is on Fire - by Magsie Hamilton Little

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781906251765 | ISBN 10: 1906251762

    One Woman. One camel. Two nomads.   Three years ago Magsie Hamilton Little gave up her home and travelled to the Hoggar Mountains in central Saharan Africa to rethink her life. There, to everyone’s surprise – not least her own – she fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars by Walter M Weiss
    Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars - by Walter M Weiss

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909961258 | ISBN 10: 1909961256

    Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples. Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe’s colonisers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In Berber villages in the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ethiopia Through Writers Eyes by Various authors, selected by Yves-Marie Stranger
    Ethiopia Through Writers Eyes - by Various authors, selected by Yves-Marie Stranger

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780600772 | ISBN 10: 1780600771

    Hand-picked extracts chosen by Yves-Marie Stranger, a long time Ethiopia resident, trilingual interpreter and writer.   There are only a handful of destinations left in the world that have retained their ability to surprise the traveller and E ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stringer: A Reporter
    Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo - by Anjan Sundaram

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782392491 | ISBN 10: 1782392491

    Written with startling beauty and acuity, Stringer is an account of a year and a half that Anjan Sundaram spent in the Congo working on the bottom rung of the Associated Press. It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under an African Sky: A Journey to Africa
    Under an African Sky: A Journey to Africa's Climate Frontline - by Peter Hudson

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780261782 | ISBN 10: 1780261780

    This is travel writing that goes beyond appearances and gives a sensitive account of what life is really like in the Sahel region of Africa. Hudson writes about the complexities of culture in Mauritania, and shows how economics and geopolitical force ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa
    Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War - by Ben Rawlence

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689651 | ISBN 10: 1851689656

    In this compelling debut, Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news that never travels far the news of the uneasy peace being made in the towns of Congos silent quarter. Rather than taking the direct flight suggested by aid workers and mercenaries, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria by Noo Saro-Wiwa
    Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria - by Noo Saro-Wiwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847083319 | ISBN 10: 1847083315

    Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Indigo: In Search of the Colour That Seduced the World by Catherine E. McKinley
    Indigo: In Search of the Colour That Seduced the World - by Catherine E. McKinley

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408822364 | ISBN 10: 1408822369

    Indigo is the rich, electrifying history of a precious dye: its relationship to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion, and its spiritual significance - all very much alive today.  But it is also the story of a persona ... more

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  • Cover image of book Karama! Journeys Through the Arab Spring by Johnny West
    Karama! Journeys Through the Arab Spring - by Johnny West

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857389947 | ISBN 10: 0857389947

    Johnny West has lived in this area for the past decade and speaks fluent Arabic, and so has the skills and ability to talk to everyone from security guards to revolutionaries, from families of protestors, some of whom have been killed, to oil workers ... more

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  • Cover image of book OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers by Various authors, introduced by Michael Palin
    OxTravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers - by Various authors, introduced by Michael Palin

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781846684968 | ISBN 10: 184668496x

    OxTravels is a collection of travel writing, which will act as a focus for the Oxfam Bookfest in 2011 donated by world class travel writers.   You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that com ... more

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  • Cover image of book Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam from Zanzibar to the Alhambra - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719567780 | ISBN 10: 0719567785

    For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn't mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa
    Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa's Killing Fields - by Tim Butcher

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099532064 | ISBN 10: 0099532069

    The bestselling author of Blood River is back with a second thrilling adventure, illuminating the war-torn, complex and forbidding region of Sierra Leone and Liberia.  For many years war made Sierra Leone and Liberia too dangerous for out ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales from Nowhere by Don George (Editor)
    Tales from Nowhere - by Don George (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781741795202 | ISBN 10: 1741795206

    Unexpected stories from unexpected places. Many places can feel like nowhere: a desert, an isolated village, even themiddle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales by Horatio Clare
    A Single Swallow: Following the Migration from South Africa to South Wales - by Horatio Clare

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526315 | ISBN 10: 009952631x

    A magical, thrilling journey and a hugely seductive book which combines the best travel and nature writing. From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Arabian Nights: In search of Morocco through its stories and storytellers by Tahir Shah
    In Arabian Nights: In search of Morocco through its stories and storytellers - by Tahir Shah

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780553818765 | ISBN 10: 0553818767

    An offbeat journey to the heart and soul of an alluring but elusive land. Shortly after the 2005 London bombings, Tahir Shah was thrown into a Pakistani prison on suspicion of spying for Al-Qaeda. What sustained him during his terrifying, weeks-lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Long Way Down: An African Adventure by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
    Long Way Down: An African Adventure - by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780751538953 | ISBN 10: 0751538957

    Eighteen countries. Fifteen thousand miles. Two bikers. One amazing adventure. After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an insp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Travels with Herodotus - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141021140 | ISBN 10: 0141021144

    Ryszard Kapuscinski was the greatest traveller-reporter of our time. Travels with Herodotus depicts his beginnings as an inexperienced young Polish journalist and reveals what drove him throughout his extraordinary life.  At every encounter ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marrakesh: Through Writer
    Marrakesh: Through Writer's Eyes - by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Stephen Lavington

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780907871996 | ISBN 10: 0907871992

    There has never been a more fashionable nor a more instantly exotic destination than Marrakesh. It is a dream landscape, with the steel-blue backdrop of the High Atlas mountains, a hint of the desert, vast, weathered, red earth ramparts, tall ta ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meetings with Remarkable Muslims by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring
    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims - by Edited by Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780955010507 | ISBN 10: 0955010500

    Meetings with Remarkable Muslims is a collection of travel writing celebrating friendship and the chance encounters that unexpectedly enrich our lives, which shows the diversity of the modern Islamic world and the way in which it continues to inspire ... more

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  • Cover image of book Geldof in Africa by Bob Geldof
    Geldof in Africa - by Bob Geldof

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099497967 | ISBN 10: 0099497964

    Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984. The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa.Over twenty years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Botswana Time by Will Randall
    Botswana Time - by Will Randall

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780349117782 | ISBN 10: 0349117780

    Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Will Randall found himself in Botswana, resuming the career as a teacher than had already taken him from an inner-London comprehensive to Poona in India.  And now, in Botswana Time, that career veers ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Writer
    A Writer's World: Travels 1950-2000 - by Jan Morris

    £12.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571215256 | ISBN 10: 0571215254

    In a wonderfully evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, Jan Morris has produced a unique portrait of the late twentieth century - from New York to Venice, from the first ascent of Everest to the fall of the B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bay of Tigers: A Journey Through War-Torn Angola by Pedro Rosa Medes
    Bay of Tigers: A Journey Through War-Torn Angola - by Pedro Rosa Medes

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781862076488 | ISBN 10: 1862076480

    Pedro Rosa Medes, a prizewinning journalist, decides to travel across Africa, from Angola to Mozambique. His journey through these two former Portuguese colonies - devastated by twenty years of civil war - is fraught with danger and obstacles. Along ... more

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