To Timbuktu : A Journey Down The Niger By Mark Jenkins (2008, Paperback) For Sale
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For nearly eight years as the monthly columnist forOutsidemagazine, and in his award-winning books, Mark Jenkins has held fans spellbound with his riveting accounts of expeditions to remote parts of the globe. InTo Timbuktu, he sets out with three friends to attempt their first descent of the Niger River, hoping to reach the legendary city of Timbuktu. Along the way they are attacked by killer bees, charged by hippos, and stalked by crocodiles. They stumble upon a group of completely blind men living alone in the bush and dance with a hundred naked women. That Jenkins finally reaches his goalriding alone across the Sahara on a motorcyclestands in sharp contrast to what befell earlier explorers who tried to find Timbuktu and whose fates the author interweaves with the narrative of his own journey. A rich combination of cultural exploration, history, and gripping adventure
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