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Read & Download ↠ To the Moon and Timbuktu 106 review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich characters To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler Yet at the age of thirty four she found herself married and contemplating motherhood Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo Lahore and the West Bank staring back at. I had very mixed feelings about this travelogue At times it was very engaging and interesting to hear about Sovich s trek through the western part of Africa Her encounters with locals are eye opening appealing accounts of an oft ignored area and the detailed information about the different countries kept me listening It s with Sovich s personal journey with which I take issue Poor poor Sovich lives in Paris with her patient husband and just can t endure it I know that people seek out different places to make a home but Sovich s detailing of her misery in France put me off She passingly acknowledges her privilege and treats Africa as almost this cure all mystical place for people like her It feels so very self involved despite the fact that it s brimming with life

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Read & Download ↠ To the Moon and Timbuktu 106 review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich characters To the Moon and Timbuktu Stern Sahara Mali Mauritania and Niger bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief On Sovich’s travels she encounters rough and tumble Chinese sailors a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast and a close knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold showing her the promise of Africa’s futu. I loved this travel memoir so much the author Nina Sovich describes the people and places of Africa not often written about or traveled to like the Western Sahara Senegal Mauritania Mali and Niger and she does so brilliantly On every page you are suddenly transported to the small Sahara towns to ghostly Mauritanian cities and many a town or village darkened by poverty in than just a visual sense Her writing allows the reader to actually feel the places she visits and understand them in under the skin sort of ways You don t just see a sand dune you can feel the hot breeze and the golden glow of the moon and the loneliness or peace the author felt in that moment or feel the terror seize you up in potentially dangerous situations or the way the humidity and dust makes the air heavy and difficult to breathe She doesn t just describe the sites of cities in the present day but explores the politics history and problems wherever she goes as well incorporating writings from famous travelers who wrote about their journeys through Africa in a different era Most notable of all at least for Nina Sovich is Mary Kingsley Many reviewers on here complain about how she is privileged and how she is taking the wonderful things she has for granted by briefly leaving her kind husband and comfortable but stressful Parisian life but her writing about these personal affairs is just another reason why I love her book so much She is so absolutely brutally honest about her inner demons and nagging worries and the things that she knows shouldn t bother her ie comfortable Parisian married life but which she still can t shake off All of her fears and worries are laid out on the table for all to see and it makes her that much endearing Her uest to find balance in life the balance between securitydomesticity and free spiritedness is one which I can absolutely connect to as I think most people could Life is a string of experiences and adventures and above all a balancing act and her travel memoir demonstrates this so well and explains it with such a uniue story

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Read & Download ↠ To the Moon and Timbuktu 106 review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich characters To the Moon and Timbuktu Her Unwittingly she had followed life’s script and now she needed to cast it outInspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s and Karen Blixen who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventureTo the Moon and Timbuktu takes readers on a fast paced trek through We. Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expected Author is ambivalent over so many different things A bit foolhardy IMHO traveling to remote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the path of some early female travelers eg Mary Kingsley There is a bibliography which feeds my need for where to read of those earlier pioneer women in Africa


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    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich Nina Sovich Ö 6 Read Having been an adventurous foreign journalist Sovich's new married life in Paris with a monotonous job conformist culture and daily lu

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    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] I had very mixed feelings about this travelogue At times it was very engaging and interesting to hear about Sovich's trek through the western part of Africa Her encounters with locals are eye opening appealing accounts of an oft ignored area and the detailed information about the different countries kept me listening It's with Sovich's perso

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    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] characters To the Moon and Timbuktu I cannot remember why exactly I ordered this book and added it to my reading list but I am sure it has something to do with “Timbuktu” I have always been fascinated with this dreamy African city whose history and culture is just as deep rich and heavy as the weight of its name on our tongues I loved it for its mouth filling name; I even once said I would call my own daughter Timbuktu It is only when the author Nina Sovich star

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    characters To the Moon and Timbuktu To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich Full of ennui after deciding that her former exciting life as a nomadic journalist which had been full of travel and adventure has been exchanged for one that is a dull boring and stressful 9 to 5 rut spent amongst the bourgeois of Paris writer Nina Sovich decides to shake things up by traveling through Western Africa for some serious solitude and introspection Feeling stagnant and suffocated living in Paris with a kind support

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    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich I really enjoyed reading about her travels all the different cultures and her journey both internal and outward I do think her writing strength is when she is describes the people she meets of the dialogue between herself and others I did find the journey itself a bit self indulgent not to the extent of Eat Pray Love which I am sure this book is being compared to I like that she went to places one generally does not get to lear

  6. says: To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download]

    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expect

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    Nina Sovich Ö 6 Read To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] This is a travel memoir of an educated intelligent American mid 30's female journalist who is married to a Frenchman with whom she lives in a Parisian apartment It is a Paris that she describes as being constantly rainy and always grey She hates her job which does sound a nightmare and she is unsettled in her marriage a

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    review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] Nina Sovich Ö 6 Read I loved this travel memoir so much the author Nina Sovich describes the people and places of Africa not often written about or traveled to like the Western Sahara Senegal Mauritania Mali and Niger and she does so brilliantly On every page you are suddenly transported to the small Sahara towns to ghostly Mauritanian cities and many a town or village darkened by poverty in than just a visual sense Her writing allows the reader to ac

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    Nina Sovich Ö 6 Read review ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Nina Sovich To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] What do you do when your life seems unfulfilling and staid and wanderlust inhabits your core?If you are Nina Sovich you plan a cross Africa trip in an effort to drive your restlessness out and let you settle down in grey ParisAs she tells it Sovich picked Timbuktu as her ultimate destination because it seemed tangible a place she

  10. says: To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] Nina Sovich Ö 6 Read characters To the Moon and Timbuktu

    To the Moon and Timbuktu [E–pub Download] I found this uite exasperating in places Sovich is a perceptive and talented writer with an excellent ear for relaying conversations However this book is as much her own journey of self discovery as travel writing and frankly I was far less interested in her internal monologues than her descriptions of interesting pieces of West AfricaSo wh

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