In many different ways people cross the African continent. Since Grogan, one of the foremost Kenyan settlers, walk from Cape Town to Cairo to win the love of his life, people got on their pushbike, crept into a small plane, used a heavy 4×4 to master the continent.

Peter Moore tries to forget his broken loverelationship and travels on the east side of the continent. Many people prefer that side. Is that a preference for former Britisch colonies? He travels by public transport and sometimes he gets a ride. He travels in such a way that he is contact with local people of this vast continent.  People take him along to their house, the pub, the beach.

His pen is dipped into humour and he does not shy away from criticizing himself. In this way this travelogue is much better than many others.

Peter Moore – Swahili for the brokenhearted – London 2002

swahili voor beginners

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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