Cameroon with Egbert

Cameroon with Egbert

by Dervla Murphy
     
 

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The author recounts her adventures in Cameroon.

Travelling with her daughter and accompanied by a Cameroonian horse they overcome floods, malaria, marriage proposals from tribal chiefs, and stray into a restricted zone around Lake Nyos, where a cloud of volcanic gas had recently killed over 2,000 villagers. The author also wrote Muddling Through in Madagascar,

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The author recounts her adventures in Cameroon.

Travelling with her daughter and accompanied by a Cameroonian horse they overcome floods, malaria, marriage proposals from tribal chiefs, and stray into a restricted zone around Lake Nyos, where a cloud of volcanic gas had recently killed over 2,000 villagers. The author also wrote Muddling Through in Madagascar, On a Shoestring to Coorg and The Waiting Land.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Irish world traveller Murphy's exhilarating account of her 1987 trek into the highlands of Cameroon with her daughter and Egbert the packhorse. Photos. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Veteran travel writer Murphy ( Full Tilt , LJ 10/1/65, In Ethiopia with a Mule , LJ 4/15/70) once again captivates armchair travelers in this immensely entertaining and highly readable account of her three-month trek in 1987 through the Republic of Cameroon. Accompanied by her daughter and a Fulani packhorse (affectionately renamed Egbert), she journeys over diverse terrain from challenging mountains to obscure, jungle-encroached bush paths. She brilliantly captures the charm of the congenial Cameroonian people and their culture. She demonstrates great sensitivity when traveling through the restricted zone by Lake Nyos (site of a tragic natural disaster). While encountering occasional difficulties, she maintains her delightful sense of humor (a trait for which she is well known) and optimism. Readers will appreciate and enjoy this book. Highly recommended.-- Jo- Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ontario

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468305210
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
File size:
3 MB

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