Travels in the White Man's Grave: Memoirs from West and Central Africaby 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; 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.
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 memoirSara 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
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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