[EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich

CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu

To the Moon and Timbuktu

CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu 107 Her Unwittingly she had followed life’s script and now she needed to cast it outInspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s and Karen Blixen who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventureTo the Moon and Timbuktu takes readers on a fast paced trek through We. Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expected Author is ambivalent over so many different things A bit foolhardy IMHO traveling to remote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the path of some early female travelers eg Mary Kingsley There is a bibliography which feeds my need for where to read of those earlier pioneer women in Africa

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CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu 107 Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler Yet at the age of thirty four she found herself married and contemplating motherhood Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo Lahore and the West Bank staring back at. Having been an adventurous foreign journalist Sovich s new married life in Paris with a monotonous job conformist culture and daily luxury produces in her that kind of middle class depression and ennui only an extended trip to Africa could fix This is her part autobiography part travelogue mostly self indulgent writings on her experiences which include some real moments of introspection but also a great deal of stupidity and outright ridiculousness Frankly at times she got on my nerves at the same time there s a hefty dose of myself I see in her I understand her longing for travel as an escape that sense of something out there that is missing from everyday life something to fix things or make you a better person Or just an indefinable something Not only that I could har

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CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu 107 Stern Sahara Mali Mauritania and Niger bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief On Sovich’s travels she encounters rough and tumble Chinese sailors a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast and a close knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold showing her the promise of Africa’s futu. This is a travel memoir of an educated intelligent American mid 30 s female journalist who is married to a Frenchman with whom she lives in a Parisian apartment It is a Paris that she describes as being constantly rainy and always grey She hates her job which does sound a nightmare and she is unsettled in her marriage about the future possibility of motherhood and in where she lives She seems to dislike the French for no other reason it seems than they are so Gallic and French To address all this unhappiness and uncertainty she seeks to regain a sense of her own self and the adventurous life she had before marriage through off piste travel in Saharan Africa As one might expect from a journalist she writes well but very soon her personality began to grate on me by saying


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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich Having been an adventurous foreign journalist Sovich's new married life in Paris with a monotonous job conformist culture and daily luxury prod

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich I had very mixed feelings about this travelogue At times it was very engaging and interesting to hear about Sovich's trek through the western part of Africa Her encounters with locals are eye opening appealing accounts of an oft ignored area

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich DOWNLOAD ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Nina Sovich CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu I cannot remember why exactly I ordered this book and added it to my reading list but I am sure it has something to do with “Timbuktu” I have always been fascinated with this dreamy African city whose history and culture is just as deep ric

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich Full of ennui after deciding that her former exciting life as a nomadic journalist which had been full of travel and adventure has be

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    CHARACTERS To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ✓ 7 CHARACTERS [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expected Author is ambivalent over so many different things A bit foolhardy IMHO traveling to remote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the 'path' of some early female travelers eg Mary Kingsley There is a bibliography which feeds my need for where to read of those earlier 'pioneer

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich This is a travel memoir of an educated intelligent American mid 30's female journalist who is married to a Frenchman with whom she

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich I loved this travel memoir so much the author Nina Sovich describes the people and places of Africa not often written about or traveled to like the Western Sahara Senegal Mauritania Mali and Niger and she does so brilliantly On every page you are suddenly transported to the small Sahara towns to ghostly Mauritanian cities and many a town o

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    DOWNLOAD ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Nina Sovich [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich Nina Sovich ✓ 7 CHARACTERS What do you do when your life seems unfulfilling and staid and wanderlust inhabits your core?If you are Nina Sovich you plan a cross Africa trip in an effort to drive your restlessness out and let you settle down in grey ParisAs she tells it So

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] To the Moon and Timbuktu BY Nina Sovich I found this uite exasperating in places Sovich is a perceptive and talented writer with an excellent ear for relaying conversations However this book is as much her own journey of self discovery as travel writing and frankly I was far less interested in her internal monologues than her descriptions of interesting pieces of West Afr

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • To the Moon and Timbuktu
  • Nina Sovich
  • English
  • 22 March 2020
  • 9780544025950