Esprit De Battuta

Esprit De Battuta Alone Across Africa on a Bicycle

Paperback (06 Feb 2020)

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Synopsis

Esprit de Battuta: Alone Across Africa on a Bicycle is the story of one woman's exciting travel adventure through Africa - before mobile phones and before easy Internet access - alone and on a bicycle. Australian-born and London-based Pamela Watson had a comfortable, if overworked existence, as a management consultant but yearned for freedom and the adventure. "That's it!" she thought. "I'll cycle across Africa!"   Join her on this intoxicating journey that began as a search for adventure and turned into a journey of self-discovery. Along the way she discovers companionship and compassion, and injustices that burn through the page. Cycling for a year and a half, covering nearly 15,000 kilometres and crossing seventeen countries, she encountered an Africa rarely reported in the media and experienced first-hand the violent tinderbox of local politics. She discovers women are the backbone of rural Africa and is shocked to learn their responsibilities are not matched by their access to basic human rights.   Now in its third edition, Esprit de Battuta is a must-read for all armchair adventurers, those who are curious about the everyday lives of the people of the rural villages of Africa and those who dare to challenge the status quo.

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Hardie Grant Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9781743795736
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
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Language: English
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 792g
Height: 232mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 39mm