Sense Africa Five Ways

Product code: 9781912056507
Jenny Bowen
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Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km², including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and constitutes 20.4% of its total land area.

I’m always surprised when people refer to ‘Africa’ as a country, although it is a common occurrence. Africa is made up of 54 countries, all of which are unique and diverse in their own way. It is larger than China, India, the USA, and most of Europe combined.

The countries that I explore in this book are all located in southern Africa; Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

Pick up a guidebook to southern Africa and it will no doubt give you useful facts and figures. It may even attempt to describe the food you could eat, or the animals you might see.

This book is very different to such guides. It is a first- hand collection of stories from someone who has fallen in love with everything about Africa - its sights, smells, tastes, sounds, and the things you can touch.

From tales of hungry lions to climbing mountains, reading this book will stimulate all of your senses, and leave you wanting to experience at least some of it for yourself.


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Duncan Laker - UK
Jenny's writing took me right back to Africa, capturing the sensations I remember. From the places that Jenny has already sent me, to places I must go in the future this book certainly piqued the senses and reminds me that Africa is made up of so many places, experiences and colours. Thanks Jenny for this great read, I'm sure it will encourage travelers, new and old, to visit all these fabulous destinations and experiences.
starforth -
Enjoyable & fascinating! I love the format of this book: a virtual trip round Africa through the senses (with an extra chapter for ‘non’sense!) Jenny’s knowledge of African wildlife and her honest and lively storytelling make for a fascinating read. If you have been on safari you’ll probably read this with nostalgia & a desire to return. If you haven’t been then you’ll definitely want to!
Gemma Smith -
What a page turner, fab book. What a fab book. It is a series of enjoyably digestible short stories and a great insight into Africa. Having travelled to Africa a number of times I can semi relate to the stories, although nothing quite as exciting has happened to me!. But even if you have not then it is a great introduction to a continent where almost anything can and does happen. I have great admiration for Jenny, who is just about the bravest women about. I simply cannot put this book down it is a real page turner.
Fee -
An original format for personal recollections! Jenny is a great storyteller and we loved reading this book, many familiar and entertaining elements but in an original format under the banner of the five Senses. Read it and be completely immersed in the wonderful world of the African Bush! We had the pleasure of meeting Jenny at the Destinations Travel Show, she is as delightful as her story telling.
Simon Hall -
Colourful, descriptive and from the heart An excellent book for anybody intending to visit southern Africa. The book is an easy to read collection of anecdotes that bring to life the African wilderness from Lions to loos.
Kay James - Clevedon UK
Loved this book ! I have never been to Africa but this book has sparked my interest. So nice to have a travel book in short story format, it made the experience so much more personal. I definitely recommend this book as it is funny, interesting and very easy to read.
Claire Gray - Suffok UK
A fabulous book which so evoked my wonderful memories of my own trips to stunning Southern Africa. I couldn't put it down and it was a really emotional read. I cant wait to go back to that amazing continent, the smells sights and sounds of Africa are like no where on earth and it is a totally addictive place. Thanks Jenny for bringing back so many happy memories for me.
Karen Easterbrook -
All the family have read it - suitable from 8 years old to an old grumpy dad! Quote: 'Amazing, I recommend to anyone who is interested in Africa or don't know it yet' Edgar age 12
Karen Paolillo -
Jenny's book is a fresh look at Africa as she lives each adventure she has them using, as the title suggests, one of her five senses. It is well written and takes you along on the ride. We are slightly biased on the one section as it is about our life here in Africa with the hippos. The rest though is true blue Jenny, funny, captivating and saying it how it is. I highly recommend it. Only issue I have is as a vegetarian turning Vegan there was one section of the book I did not want to read but only one and the rest was great. If you want to learn about Africa this is the book for you.
Mike M - Clevedon, UK
If you're looking for a straight-forward read that really brings Africa to life, then this is it! The book is laid out in short chapters, each of which captures tit-bits of the author's experiences, expertise and adventures, beautifully described and really creating a sense (no pun intended) of being there.
Shirley - North Somerset
Read this book over a couple of days whilst sitting in my garden last summer. It is a fast moving collection of stories and experiences which brings Africa and all that it offers to life using all the senses. Jenny has so many memories from all her travels which she shares beautifully and which highlight the special magic which Africa offers. Having travelled there once, it definitely made me want to go back and see more.
Nigel Sutton - Clevedon
What a refreshing approach to gaining an insight in to what is clearly an amazing place. It's gone straight on to my bucket list.
Jan Grimshaw -
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Jenny's trials and triumphs in Africa. A funny, interesting and travel provoking book!

Product Details

Code 9781912056507
Weight 0.245kg
Language English
ISBN 9781912056507
Imprint Wordcatcher Publishing
Series True Stories
Edition 1
Pages 217
Dimensions 129x198
Author Jenny Bowen
Publication Date 43054