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Dancing with the Dead - A Journey Through Zanzibar and Madagascar
Helena Drysdale was just about to leave for Madagascar when family papers in a crumbling house in Devon revealed that her ancestors had traded there during the nineteenth century. Madagascar was not their only haunt: there was also Zanzibar and the Comoro Islands. Helena and her photographer husband, Richard Pomeroy, set off to follow in their wake and seek out any lingeri ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Long Riders' Guild Press
(first published June 27th 1991)
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A really terrific find! There aren't many books on Madagascar out there to begin with, but Drysdale, and her husband, Richard, "go with flow" with the situations encountered, traveling through a culture chock full of "fady" (taboos) - which can (and often do) change from place to place.
Helena Drysdale was born in London and has a degree in History and Art History from Trinity College, Cambridge. After a brief stint working for Walker Books, she wrote reviews of contemporary art for Artscribe Magazine, of which she became co-editor. She has written for a range of newspapers and magazines; lectured to hundreds of institutions; and appeared on many radio programmes. She tutors for ...moreMore about Helena Drysdale...