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Travels in the White Man's Grave: Memoirs from West and Central Africa
     

Travels in the White Man's Grave: Memoirs from West and Central Africa

by Donald MacIntosh, Samuel Gillies (Narrated by)
 
Posted to Nigeria in 1954, Scottish forester Donald MacIntosh spent the next thirty years traveling through the “white man’s grave”—the vast, mysterious, primeval forests of West and Central Africa. He heard tales of ancient Africa from the lips of hunters, fishermen, and witch doctors; encountered the incredible creatures of the forest;

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Posted to Nigeria in 1954, Scottish forester Donald MacIntosh spent the next thirty years traveling through the “white man’s grave”—the vast, mysterious, primeval forests of West and Central Africa. He heard tales of ancient Africa from the lips of hunters, fishermen, and witch doctors; encountered the incredible creatures of the forest; and befriended a range of remarkable and eccentric characters. With the forests now sadly decimated, this is a rare, poignant, and sometimes hilarious glimpse into Africa’s vanished past.

Editorial Reviews

The Times Literary Supplement
A poignant and humorous storyteller of the West African bush to rival Gerald Durrell.
The Sunday Times
MacIntosh writes with a charming insouciance that celebrates an Africa before big business tore the heart out of the rain forest.
From the Publisher
A poignant and humourous storyteller of the West African bush to rival Gerald Durrell.—TLS

He writes with a charming insouciance that celebrates an Africa before big business tore the heart out of the rainforest.—SUNDAY TIMES

Excellent... [Macintosh's] book, one of the surprises of the year, is a slender but richly entertaining memoir—Sara Wheeler, DAILY TELEGRAPH

Although Macintosh's African life was full of adventures and dangers, he never exaggerates them, and writes with a fluidity and understated grace which makes his book a pleasure to read. By turns beautiful, poignant and very funny, Macintosh rarely misses the mark, and this memoir should become a classic of the genre. —Toby Green —This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.—Toby Green, Amazon.co.uk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841973463
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
02/07/2002
Series:
The Team Hope Series
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Donald MacIntosh is the son of a Perthshire woodcutter and studied forestry in Argyll. He spent 30 years as a tree prospector/surveyor in the rainforests of Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria. He now lives in the South of England and is still homesick for the Africa he knew.

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