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North of South By K.K. Pierscieniak
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‘Traveling’ is dawn to midnight in a dilapidated matatu with failing brakes while battling dysentery by swigging gin and stuffing greasy napkins down your underpants.... More > ‘Traveling’ is having to decide between crackers and grasshopper kebabs at one of the roadblocks, which come every kilometer. ‘Traveling’ is terse white-hair-sprouting confrontations with border guards who back demands for dash with their Kalashnikovs. ‘Traveling’ is a cement-block hotel at the end of the day: a hotel with no beach, no electricity, no running water, no toilet, no toilet paper, and shredded mosquito nets over the bed..., preferably with some kind of a Methodist church next-door where the faithful enjoy all-night out-of-tune gospel singing. Just getting “There” should feel like a victory, a thing in itself. North of South is not about counting the kilometers or checking off the highlights; it describes a journey from Zanzibar to Madagascar, where Africa isn’t just the setting or the backdrop. In this book, Africa is the story.< Less
Kibera, an anonymous life By Christopher Makau & Bastiaan Tolhuijs
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Out of the three billion of the world’s city dwellers, more than one billion of these people live in slums, and the stories from these informal settlements in the world remain unknown.... More > Christopher Makau (23) lives in Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world, which is located in Nairobi, Kenya. In this book: “Kibera, an anonymous life” Christopher tells his story and gives us a glimpse of his life through the smells, the hardships, and also the laughter. The lack of water, sanitation, and hygiene remains one of the biggest problems in slums and in rural areas. 884 million people do not have clean water, and 40% of the population in the world (that is 2.5 billion people) lives without safe sanitation; causing life-threatening diseases and stops economic development. The profit derived from this book benefits Christopher and gives him a chance to finish his studies and to help his family. This book and kind friendship have given something else to Christopher that so many poor people lack: hope.< Less
La Vuelta al Mundo en 10 Años: Por el Mal Camino By Pablo Rey
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Por el mal camino cuenta la historia de los seis meses más difíciles de los últimos 17 años de viaje: el cruce por Sudán, Etiopía y Kenia. - ¿Quieres... More > ir a África? Vas a África. ¿Quieres romper con tu vida rutinaria? Vas a romper con tu vida rutinaria ¿Quieres vivir la aventura de tu vida? Vas a vivir algo inolvidable. Te lo aseguro. Después no digas que no lo pediste. Por el mal camino es la ruta más cruda, ese sitio donde tienes que estar preparado para que te ocurra lo inesperado. Con playas espectaculares, encuentros con desconocidos, animales salvajes y tribus en lugares inolvidables. Y robos, persecuciones armadas, averías en medio del desierto del Sahara, comisarías, Kalashnikovs, escapadas de la policía, inundaciones, algún cruce ilegal de fronteras, sexo, religión, violencia y otras cosas que no tendrían que haber sucedido. Viajeros4x4x4 Casi 20 años después todavía seguimos en la ruta.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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