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Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  8 reviews
WEST AFRICA on a shoestring by public transport with no French
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Umuzi (first published 2013)
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Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
an excellent read, an encouragement for those who have not travelled the continent to do so. I learnt how to learn from my travels.
Sandy Dube
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed learning some african history mentioned in this book. I would have loved to see some pictures of the places the author visited.
Phaks
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
For once an African writer who documents not death or disease or war and femine. It's lite and lovely and not to forget to mention funny.
Amanda
I don't know that there's any major insight here but it's definitely entertaining
Lorraine
I got this book as a gift through a "SecretBookExchange" initiative which aims to promote reading and the appreciation of books. It's a fairly simple concept run through social media. You basically post a message on your FaceBook status and whoever "likes" it will get a personal message instructing them to send a total stranger, whose address will be on that message, a book. They will then repeat the processes by pasting the message on their FaceBook status and privately message respondents with ...more
Bongani
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I started slow reading this book and for often felt like closing it and putting it in my shelf but somehow I continued till the last page.
It was fascinating to read about the northen african countries and its people, but more about Sihle's choice to use public transport in his entire trip.
I cringe whenever I have to travel from Pretoria to Leandra using taxis. I hope thinking about Sihle's journey will calm me whenever I take a taxi.
I know most of us believe we have the worst public transport
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Recato Cristiano Eberwein
After reading Dark Continent My Black Arse, I was looking forward to reading this book. But alas, I guess Sihle Khumalo is a one-time wonder.

Dark Continent My Black Arse did not have photos; but every introduction to a new country had a nice intro and history. Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu fails to deliver on a visual aspect, has been written absolute badly and the sexism was too much for me.

But the most important reason I give this book a 1-star is because as a politician deployed by the A
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Jerry
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story telling but too stereotypical about gender and tribal issues.
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Sihle Khumalo was born in Nqutu, a small rural town in northern KwaZulu. He grew up in Pietermaritzburg where he matriculated in 1991 and ('just like a lot of darkies,' as he puts it) spent a year loitering at home because his single mother, who was a school teacher, could not afford immediately to send him to a tertiary institution. He subsequently attended the then Natal Technikon (now Durban In ...more