French Lessons in Africa: Travels with My Briefcase Through French Africa

 
9780316903295: French Lessons in Africa: Travels with My Briefcase Through French Africa

More than 65per cent of the African continent is Francophone. This book describes in detail the experiences of the very English Peter Biddlecombe as he traipses round Senegal, Cameroun, the Congo and other countries in Africa trying to make sense of the exotic and often dangerous things around him.

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Having traveled across West Africa for over ten years, Peter Biddlecombe’s often hilarious account of a long and lingering liaison dangereuse with the 60 percent of the continent that is French–speaking is a hugely entertaining introduction to the je ne sais quoi of French Africa. In countries like Togo, Mali, and Burkina Faso, Biddlecombe encounters old–fashioned camel butchers, modern witch doctors with mail–order businesses, and counterfeiters who send their sons to Oxford. He also enjoys a delicious mélange of experiences and places, from eerie voodoo ceremonies in the old slave port of Ouidah to Italian ice cream parlors in the middle of the Sahara desert. And Biddlecombe reveals not only French Africa’s often bizarre politics, business transactions, and culture, but he also offers up a wealth of practical advice on everything from how to eat a water–rat to talking your way through a road block in the middle of an attempted coup.

About the Author:

Peter Biddlecombe is a travel-hardened businessman and the author of four previous, gloriously funny accounts of global business trips. He lives in Waldron, Sussex when he is not hanging around the airports of the world.

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