Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat (Lonely Planet Travel Literature Series)

Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat (Lonely Planet Travel Literature Series)

by Lieve Joris
     
 

Mali Blues takes acclaimed writer Lieve Joris to West Africa. Traveling in Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, Joris finds countries troubled by drought, rebel uprisings and ethnic conflict. But the Africans she meets are survivors, fascinating individuals charting new ways of living between tradition and modernity. The story of Malinese blues singer Kar KarSee more details below

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Mali Blues takes acclaimed writer Lieve Joris to West Africa. Traveling in Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, Joris finds countries troubled by drought, rebel uprisings and ethnic conflict. But the Africans she meets are survivors, fascinating individuals charting new ways of living between tradition and modernity. The story of Malinese blues singer Kar Kar (Boubacar Traoré) - celebrated in Europe, caught up in a family tragedy at home - epitomises the struggles facing so many people in these lands. With her remarkable gift for drawing stories out of people, Joris paints a hauntingly intimate portrait of the singer and his society, brilliantly capturing the rhythms of a world that refuses to give in.

In this finely observed collection of four tales, the author of The Gates of Damascus again succeeds in penetrating to the very heart of a region.

About the Author
Lieve Joris, who was born in Belgium and lives in Amsterdam, is one of Europe's leading travel writers. She has written widely acclaimed accounts of her travels in Hungary, the Middle East and Africa, including The Gates of Damascus which is also published in the Journeys series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864425324
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Lonely Planet Travel Literature Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.69(d)

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