TRAVELS IN MAURITANIA Peter Hudsona very interesting travelogue throughout this Saharan countrythe focus was on his interaction with a variety of native peoples he befriended on his journey Back in the early 90s Peter Hudson traveled to the African Sahara and
journeyed for an extended period of time through the seldom visited land of Mauritania then being ravaged for an extended period of time through the seldom visited land of Mauritania then being ravaged desertification He finds a lot of interesting surprises My reading year almost stalled out on this book As I slogged my way through this read I felt as thought I might have felt journeying through the desert on the back of a camel Will this never endIn fairness this book is not terribly written nor would it be all that boring to the reader who loves sand Hudson has marvelous descriptive abilities and is able to draw out interesting tidbits from that which is rather dry and sandy But I am not so long suffering when it comes to this type of writing My favorite exchange in the book comes when Hudson returns to his friend Sekouba in the capital from his long trip in the desert It goes like thisWhere have you been he askedIn the desert I repliedAnd his long trip in the desert It goes like thisWhere have you been he askedIn the desert I repliedAnd is it there he saidVery Nice I saidAnd with that he new all he wished to Squash Basics - How To Play Squash know about the desertAnd with that Sekouba became my favorite person in the book The desert portion nearly did me inI am certain there would be many readers who might find this book very interesting Hudson does not make the narrative all about him but rather places the focus on the land and people which is not an easy task If you are tempted to read this book don t let my review steer you away I just grew weary of the sand Been a while since I read any travel writing This one about this littlenown West African was a very enjoyable trip back to the genre The author travelled much of the country taking side trips into the desert to visit small camps and villages of the different tribes Not a lot of action in th. When Peter Hudson set off for Mauritania he new it only as a big blank space on a map of Africa Travelling from the capital Nouakchott hardly than a desert encampment he found among the oases and ancient caravan towns a people.
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NOT WHAT HUDSON DOES WHAT HE SEES EVENwhat Hudson does what he sees or even he goes that make the book entertaining It is the people and Animals He Meets Along The Way That he meets along the way that the book its color and bring it to life Hudson has a way of making friends and through these friends and the author s adventures you get a good look at Mauritania s history and culture I appreciated that he stayed than one day in most villages and got to now people and their ways of life and that he didn t just stick to the cities he visited villages desert camps military posts and seaside towns and stayed with both rich and poor familiesOccasionally the book is a little slow but it was good none the less It is usual that where Mauritania features in a book it is one of the Saharan countries travelled through as a part of a longer journey This book is unusual in that the author travels extensively through Mauritania and writes about this country onlyAnd this books covers a lot of ground The author visits many towns and villages and he doesn t rush spending several days in a village that seems to have about a days worth of things to see Because of this the book is largely about people and relationships he makes which makes it an interesting readVery poor Mauritania is a huge country with vast areas very sparsely populated and with ever reducing rainfall the country appears in a bad way However poor the people seem they never fail to meet their obligation to house and feed a visitor and their generosity is amazing given their often subsistence lifestyles Not freuently visited by tourists this book give insights in Mauritanian life that other books don tThere are some great photos black white in the middle of the book but only thing detracting from the book are the sketches which occur in most chapters They are pretty poor and I am unsure why they were added in if anything they detract from the writin. Reactionary side of Islam with the unsuspecting power of Aid food with the bitterness of downtrodden black Africans and with the ever encroaching SaharaHe found a bitter sweet sad yet happy land a land that seeped into his vei. .
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DER ER I STAND TIL ATer i stand til at ravet om ydre handling og i stedet l ne sig tilbage og nyde Peter Hudsons rolige tempo mens han rejser gennem rkenlandet Mauretanien og beretter levende om de mennesker han m der p vejenL s hele anmeldelsen p K s bognoter Once I accepted the fact that this book wasn t going to be an adventure story but rather an excellent narrative about Peter Hudson s trek through Mauritania I settled in and really liked the book It contains great snapshots of the people culture and customs of this African
desert country I love Hudson s attitude the reader can feel his genuinecountry I love Hudson s attitude the reader can feel his genuine in the people and their lives I learned about the friction between the Moors and the rest of the country There were humorous episodes interesting people and some awful food This is a good map for Around the World readers to travel through MauritaniaThank you Amanda for recommending I was very glad I had stepped outand had the opportunity to share some little bits of other people s lives 23 April 2015 This review is from Travels in Mauritania Flamingo PaperbackRead as part of global challenge this is a really well written travel book First published in 1990 the author describes his exploration of this largely unknown country from his arrival in the capital Nouakachott with the encroaching sand to the Moorish peoples of the desert He visits a ruined city meets fishermen who fish with the dolphins and becomes aware of the tensions between black and white MauritaniansAs another reviewer observes there isn t a lot of action but Peter Hudson s descriptions of these remote towns and their inhabitants are vividly depictedContains a few line drawings and bw photos Travels in Mauritania is an enjoyable read Not. In harmony with their harsh surroundings and began to understand something of the emerging nation's confrontation with the modern worldProgressing by foot camel and donkey rarely by road Peter Hudson came face to face with the. .