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Barefoot Over the Serengeti
A real "Boy's Own" adventure - but Barefoot over the Serengeti is factual, not fiction. It is a unique and evocative tale of childhood adventure in a world that very few Europeans have experienced. In July 2015 David travelled his last safari accompanied by his family and hundreds of African and European friends.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Tylis Music Group
(first published 1980)
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Interesting information on Masai life and customs as well as some European life in the 1930's in the Serengeti - a way of life that I am sure as disappeared in the last decades. Unfortunately wildlife killings has not gone but increased tremendously for the benefit of a few people and to the detriment of Africa and the rest of the world.
Barefoot Over the Serengeti is a short autobiographical memoir about David Read’s boyhood in northern Tanzania in the late 1920s and early 1930s. While Read’s mother, an English expatriate, and his stepfather struggled to eke out a living, Read roamed freely about the Serengeti with his Masai friends. This isn’t great literature, but the stories about Read’s adventures and information about Masai customs are interesting. I’m glad I read it.