Suggested Reading pre-trip

Nov 27th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Suggested Reading pre-trip

Hi, I am so looking forward to our upcoming trip to Zambia, S Africa and Mozambique this February/Mrch. I can't read enough about these places, but you can only re-read the guidebooks so many times, so I've branched out and picked up some books, travel essays. So far, I've enjoyed paul Theroux's "Dark Star Safari" and Gavin Bell's "Over the Rainbow". I'd really appreciate any tips on other tomes from the Fodor's Africaphiles! Thanks, Ellie
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Nov 27th, 2006, 04:18 PM
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I really enjoyed "A Primate's Memoir: a neuroscientist's unconventional life among the baboons" by Robert M. Sapolsky.
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Nov 27th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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The Mark and Deliah Owens books are good reads, I think they have 3-4 out now-the latest is not the best, start with the first one.
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Nov 28th, 2006, 06:31 AM
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There have been several good threads on this topic in the forum here. Search for "Gordimer" and "The Covenant" and you'll find them and also links to other threads.
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Nov 28th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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I second "A Primates Memoir" and I have also just finished "A White Boy in Africa" - both very good reads.

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Nov 29th, 2006, 12:42 AM
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you might enjoy the following:

Fuller, Alexandra - Scribbling the cat
(Zambia and Mozambique)

Guhrs, Vic - The Trouble with Africa : stories from a safari camp (Zambia)

Lamb, Christina - The Africa house

Malathronas, John - Rainbow diary (South Afica)

Meyer, Deon - Heart of the hunter (South Africa - fiction)

Batrus, Carol - When elephants fly : one wpman's journey from Wall Street to Zululand

Happy reading,


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Nov 29th, 2006, 01:07 AM
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They are all great books i'm sure....but, the most authentic reading you can do is all our trip reports and other miscellaneous info right here on these boards.....

Enjoy!!! and have a great trip.....

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