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Tro-tros and Potholes, West Africa: Solo
     

Tro-tros and Potholes, West Africa: Solo

by Laura Enridge
 
Tro-tros and Potholes is truly a reading adventure, with the Internet playing a key role. At what other time in history could an explorer stay in almost instant touch with people all around the world? During almost four months of traveling, Laura Enridge thrilled friends and family back home with her vivid stories, often written in “stinky internet cafés

Overview

Tro-tros and Potholes is truly a reading adventure, with the Internet playing a key role. At what other time in history could an explorer stay in almost instant touch with people all around the world? During almost four months of traveling, Laura Enridge thrilled friends and family back home with her vivid stories, often written in “stinky internet cafés with sticky keyboards.” Here, her unedited emails are mingled with more detailed memoirs. Together they form a wonderful collection of human stories, written straight from the heart.

A keen observer, Enridge takes an interest in almost everyone she meets. Her colourful glimpses into daily life in West African cities and villages are captured on every page of this delightful book.

Editorial Reviews

Laura Moore
"The result is an extremely intimate, and at many times humorous look into a culture and race of people often misrepresented and misunderstood by North American culture. The people and settings described are the book's main success as they instantly
transport the reader into a world that is as foreign as it is fascinating, and described so vividly that the reader feels as if they have undertaken the journey themself."
Northwest Bookshelf
"A Canadian writer, who recently moved to Seattle, offers an unvarnished diary of her four months of solo travel through the seldom-visited reaches of West Africa."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973353402
Publisher:
Zera Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Zera is a freelance writer who has lived and worked in Cameroon, Canada, South Africa and the United States. She is currently working on her second book, a memoir about being raised by a schizophrenic mother. Laura’s first book (written as Laura Enridge), 2004’s Tro-tros and Potholes, chronicles her solo adventures through five countries in West Africa.

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Laura now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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