Burkina Faso, 2nd

Burkina Faso, 2nd

by Katrina Manson, James Knight
     
 

From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north—plus internationally recognized film, jazz, hip hop, and craft festivals—landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel

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Overview

From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north—plus internationally recognized film, jazz, hip hop, and craft festivals—landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel safaris from desert markets to dramatic waterfalls and spectacular sandstone rock formations, past the extraordinary architecture of 16th-century Mossi, Lobi stone ruins, and Koro’s hillside caves. Sports fans can even witness the cycling race, Tour du Faso, in this magical country, one of Africa’s best-kept secrets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841623528
Publisher:
Bradt Publications UK
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,417,224
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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The glitz and glamour of Africa’s biggest film festival brings film buffs from all over the world. For eight days, dust-clogged corners of Ouagadougou throng with international stars, home-grown hopefuls and truanting schoolchildren mobbing the city’s cinemas for their glimpse of Africa on the big screen. In the cramped confines of the shared green taxis that splutter around the city, every passenger turns pundit. Vegetable sellers in the markets cackle with excitement at the prospect of the free nightly concerts that take over the centre of town.

Meet the Author

Katrina Manson and James Knight are writers and photographers, both with extensive experience of living, working and travelling in Africa. They are the authors of Bradt’s Sierra Leone guide.

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