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To the Moon and Timbuktu a trek through the heart of Africa by Nina Sovich

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Written in English

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Catching her reflection in a window, Sovich no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth traveling staring back at her. She packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure. In this book, Sovich takes readers on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. Her journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308).

StatementNina Sovich
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT179.5 .S69 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 308 pages :
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26476962M
ISBN 100544025954
ISBN 109780544025950
LC Control Number2012042643
OCLC/WorldCa809027560

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To the Moon and Timbuktu takes readers on a fast-paced trek through Western 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 /5(88). The information about To the Moon and Timbuktu shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and. Timbuktu is a novella by Paul is about the life of a dog, Mr Bones, who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his homeless master is dying.. The story, set in the early s, is told through the eyes of Mr Bones, who, although not anthropomorphised, has an internal monologue in English. The story centres on his last journey with his ailing master, Willy G Christmas Author: Paul Auster. I thoroughly enjoyed reading To the Moon and Timbuktu by Nina Sovich. Reading about foreign cultures is always a great learning experience and this book did not disappoint. I was fascinated by the lives of the Africans that the author met and also by the modes of transportation used to navigate through towns and cities throughout the continent.

To the Moon and Timbuktu takes listeners on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On her travels, Sovich encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the.   • The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu is published by HarperCollins. To order a copy for £15 (RRP £20) go to or call .   To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa Book Synopsis. #Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links. To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa. by Nina Sovich tells the story of a young woman who struggles with combining her passion for travel to exotic countries and her settled down life in Paris with her. With experience to guide her, Sovich set out to experience the road to Timbuktu in an open, engaged way. Her descriptions of the West African countries she visited are engrossing. She captures a welcoming and friendly attitude she missed on her first trip and paints a picture of immersing herself in the lives of the people around her.

The book is wonderful, possibly the best Auster novel out of the three Ive read (the other being The New York Trilogy and Timbuktu), and Id recommend it heartily to anybody. This text isnt an attempt at an exhaustive analysis either Im too far detached from my reading experience at this point/5. The ancient city of Timbuktu was the main centre for commerce and scholarship in West Africa from the 13th century until the 17th century. Books were bought from North Africa and other centres of Islamic learning, and local scholars also wrote many books on astronomy, medicine, mathematics, literature, law and Cited by: 1.   Book reviews. To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich Review by Catherine Hollis. J A woman finds herself unhappy in marriage, crying in the supermarket; she decides to travel, to get to know herself as an individual, not as a wife, daughter or mother. Timbuktu by Paul Auster pp, Faber, £ In the Country of Last Things, he shifted into the picaresque with Moon Palace and The Music of Chance. Next came a big-picture, politically.