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The Alluring Temptress: Stories from Africa

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Ronald Trigg, a retired U.S. diplomat, chronicles his encounters in Africa over a twenty-year period. His thirty-six stories, set in eighteen countries, offer vivid experience and a strong sense of place. From Timbuktu to Kilimanjaro, a pygmy campsite to wildlife-rich plains, the vast Sahara to urban townships, Trigg introduces fascinating cultures, memorable characters, ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published July 10th 2014 by Createspace
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Michelle McGill-Vargas
Aug 24, 2014 Michelle McGill-Vargas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel, nonfiction
"The Alluring Temptress: Stories from Africa" is a collection of stand-alone pieces about one man's travels to Africa for both business and pleasure in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

I wouldn't necessarily call this a memoir. It is more of a travelogue since the only theme connecting them all is the presence of the author in each. These are not stories told by some starry-eyed rich person on safari. Neither is it some privileged white kid trying to change the world one African slum at a time. They are
Jun 08, 2015 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully written short pieces depicting Trigg's time in South Africa. A retired US Foreign Service Officer with a penchant for travel and adventure, his experiences in South Africa during such a key time in the country's history makes for a wonderful travelogue. Though, it's more than a travelogue... Trigg allowed himself to really fully immerse into the South African culture during his years there and truly comes out with a wonderful perspective and encourages one to reconsider what they may ...more
Lspitznagel rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2014
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