Subtitle: West Africa on a Shoestring by Public Transport with No French Author: Sihle Khumalo Publisher: Umuzi (2015) ISBN-10: 1415203989 ISBN-13: 9781415203989 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 286 Dimensions: 22 x 14.5 x 2.1 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
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Travelling in West Africa by public transport, Sihle Khumalo turned a wish list into an itinerary.The plans for his trip were lean on practical detail, but grand in concept: Visit five World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO for their historical and cultural significance. Having never set foot in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin or Togo, Sihle planned to inform himself about Francophone Africa as he went along. Had he pondered the implications of not speaking French in a part of the world where it is the lingua, or what the public transport might be like in this part of the world, he might have set off less bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. But Sihle is not one to be deterred by setbacks and dead-ends.