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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. Barefoot is a 'must read' for anyone remotely interested in Africa!" Back cover comments. ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by The Travel Book Club
(first published 1979)
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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. ...more
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.
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