Looking for Lovedu (Paperback)
A Woman's Journey Through Africa (Vintage Departures)
Vintage, 9780375705335, 288pp.
Publication Date: July 9, 2002
Setting out from Tangier in a battered old blue-and-yellow Land Rover, Jones and Muggleton face daunting physical challenges, from shifting sand in the Sahara to deep mud wallows in Zaire. They encounter severe food shortages in Mali, military roadblocks in Nigeria, and corrupt border guards all over. In Mauritania they meet a young girl who offers to give Jones her baby sister. As they pass through the ever-changing face of Africa toward a meeting with the Queen of the Lovedu, Jones is perceptive, funny, moving, astute everything a good travel writer should be. You ll feel you re right there beside her, meeting the people, marveling at the physical beauty of the land, sharing in the grand adventure.
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Praise For Looking for Lovedu: A Woman's Journey Through Africa (Vintage Departures)…
“Beautiful writing . . . Riveting [and] often funny.” –Philadelphia Inquirer
“Jones writes with pungent observation and wit.... She is an engaging and venturesome traveling companion, one whose encounters with Africans are touching and surprising.” –The New York Times
“[An] entertaining and enlightening book.”–St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Jones provides wonderful snapshots of Africa’s history. . . . An exceptionally interesting book.” –Ft. Worth Star-Telegram