Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

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Joshua Hammer
Sandham's self-deprecation and affectionate attitude toward the people he encounters lift this book high above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues.
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590200360
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/14/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,418,021
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vi
Prologue: Swakopmund, Namibia     vii
Darkest Wimbledon (London, England)     1
The Skeleton Coast (Namibia: Windhoek to Swakopmund)     11
Into the Desert (Namibia: Swakopmund to Arandis)     33
Where You Get Stuck (Namibia: Walvis Bay)     45
Devil Mule (Namibia: Walvis Bay to Usakos)     58
The Waterberg Plateau (Namibia: Usakos to Otjiwarongo)     79
Squashed Snakes and Cold Ditches (Namibia: Otjiwarongo to Rundu)     91
Lion Country (Namibia: Rundu to Kongola)     104
Tales from the Zambezi (Namibia: Kongola to Zambian Border)     119
Hunger March (Zambia: Namibian Border to Victoria Falls)     129
The Joys of Chibuku (Zambia: Livingstone to Lusaka)     146
Crossing the Luangwa (Zambia: Lusaka to Malawi Border)     155
The Lake of Stars (Malawi: Zambian Border to Nkhata Bay)     181
Kombwe Lagoon (Malawi: Nkhata Bay to Kombwe Lagoon)     210
To Go With Ghosts (Tanzania: Malawi Border to Mbuyuni)     219
The Boundless Ocean (Tanzania: Mbuyuni to Bagamoyo)     239
A Man Unfit for Society (Tanzania: Zanzibar)     256
Afterword: The Explorers     265
Notes     269
Bibliography     273
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