review DE AFRIKAANSE WEG


How many people have travelled from Cape to Cairo over the years? Some have become famous, some have stayed in the background. Some have travelled on foot, some used a pushbike, others used a car. Ton van der Lee has joined the long list of travellers. For the writer of this book Africa was not … Continue reading review DE AFRIKAANSE WEG

Review DOGSTAR RISING


This is the second book by Parker Bilal (pen name of Jamal Mahjoub) in his series about the private detective Makama. This man escaped from his native Sudan, worked as a policeman and now is a private detective in Cairo, where is considered an outsider. He lives on his own on a houseboat. His wife … Continue reading Review DOGSTAR RISING

review FROM CAPE TO CAIRO


The journey from Cape Town to Cairo has intrigued many travellers. One did it on foot, another travels by public transport, some tried to plan a railroad between these towns. Duncan has decided to undertake the journey on his pushbike. During two stretches in two years he rides the epic journey. In 1986 and 1987 … Continue reading review FROM CAPE TO CAIRO

review EEN KAMER IN CAIRO


It seems to be a wonderful perspective: travelling and writing about it. Lieve Joris turned it into her profession. But it was not easy to reach the place where she has arrived now. She takes us back to that one room in Cairo when she tried to study the Arabic language. She studied the language … Continue reading review EEN KAMER IN CAIRO