Looking for Lovedu by Ann Jones
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Looking for Lovedu
By Ann Jones

Looking for Lovedu

A Woman's Journey Through Africa

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Format: Paperback / softback

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Looking for Lovedu by Ann Jones

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The adventure began when a young British photographer, Kevin Muggleton, suggested driving from one end of Africa to the other You know, the old Cape to Cairo sort of thing. For the renowned feminist writer Ann Jones, it soon became an expedition with a mission: to find the legendary Lovedu, a tribe ruled by a great rainmaking queen and dedicated to the feminine ideals of compromise, cooperation, tolerance, and peace. Setting out from Tangier in a battered old blue-and-yellow Land Rover, Jones and Muggleton face daunting physical challenges, from shifting sand in the Sahara to deep mud wallows in Zaire. They encounter severe food shortages in Mali, military roadblocks in Nigeria, and corrupt border guards all over. In Mauritania they meet a young girl who offers to give Jones her baby sister. As they pass through the ever-changing face of Africa toward a meeting with the Queen of the Lovedu, Jones is perceptive, funny, moving, astute everything a good travel writer should be. You ll feel you re right there beside her, meeting the people, marveling at the physical beauty of the land, sharing in the grand adventure."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375705335
ISBN-10: 0375705333
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ann Jones

Ann Jones received an M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Her travel essays and photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, among them "The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Women's Sports & Fitness, Outside, National Geographic Traveler," and "Spur." She is the author of five other books. Ann Jones lives in New York's Hudson River Valley."

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