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  1. says: review To the Moon and Timbuktu EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich

    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary review To the Moon and Timbuktu Having been an adventurous foreign journalist Sovich's new married life in Paris with a monotonous job conformist culture and daily luxury produces in her that kind of middle class depression and ennui only an extended trip to Africa could fix This is her part autobiography part travelogue mostly self indulgent writings on her experiences which include some real moments of introspection but also a great deal o

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    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu review To the Moon and Timbuktu I had very mixed feelings about this travelogue At times it was very engaging and interesting to hear about Sovich's trek through the western part of Africa Her encounters with locals are eye opening appealing a

  3. says: review To the Moon and Timbuktu EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich

    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu I cannot remember why exactly I ordered this book and added it to my reading list but I am sure it has something to do with “Timbuktu” I have always been fascinated with this dreamy African city whose history and culture is just as deep rich and heavy as the weight of its name on our tongues I loved it for its mouth filling name; I even once said I would call my own daughter Timbuktu It is only when the author Nina S

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    review To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich Full of ennui after deciding that her former exciting life as a nomadic journalist which had been full of travel and adventure has been exchanged for one that is a dull boring and stressful 9 to 5 rut spent amongst the bourgeois of Paris write

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    review To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu I really enjoyed reading about her travels all the different cultures and her journey both internal and outward I do think her writing strength is when she is describes the people she meets of the dialogue between herself and others I did find the journey itself a bit self indulgent not to the extent of Eat Pray Love which I am sure this book is being compared to I like that she went to places one generally does not g

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    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu Reading about Africa travel women non fiction Seemed my most enjoyable genre Not sure if this measures up to what I expected Author is ambivalent over so many different things A bit foolhardy IMHO traveling to remote parts of the African continent alone while pregnant She was following the 'path' of some early female travelers eg Mary Kingsley There is a bibliography which feeds my need for where to read of t

  7. says: review To the Moon and Timbuktu EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary

    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich review To the Moon and Timbuktu This is a travel memoir of an educated intelligent American mid 30's female journalist who is married to a Frenchman with whom she lives in a Parisian apartment It is a Paris that she describes as being constantly rainy and always grey She hates her job which does sound a nightmare and she is unsettled in her m

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    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu I loved this travel memoir so much the author Nina Sovich describes the people and places of Africa not often written about or traveled to like the Western Sahara Senegal Mauritania Mali and Niger and she does so brilliantly On every page you are suddenly transported to the small Sahara towns to ghostly Mauritani

  9. says: EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary

    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu What do you do when your life seems unfulfilling and staid and wanderlust inhabits your core?If you are Nina Sovich you plan

  10. says: EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich

    EBOOK To the Moon and Timbuktu I found this uite exasperating in places Sovich is a perceptive and talented writer with an excellent ear for relaying conversations However this book is as much her own journey of self discovery as travel writing and frankly I was far less interested in her internal monologues than her descriptions of interesting pieces o

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review To the Moon and Timbuktu

review To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler Yet at the age of thirty four she found herself married and contemplating motherhood Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo Lahore and the West Bank staring back at. I cannot remember why exactly I ordered this book and added it to my reading list but I am sure it has something to do with Timbuktu I have always been fascinated with this dreamy African city whose history and culture is just as deep rich and heavy as the weight of its name on our tongues I loved it for its mouth filling name I even once said I would call my own daughter Timbuktu It is only when the author Nina Sovich started describing her own obsession with Timbuktu that I started to realize that there might be in common between myself and her Henceforth I related to her in some odd and various thingsIn the first pages of To the Moon and Timbuktu it gave me the impression that it is just another self indulgent Eat Pray Love book about a White Woman going on a soul journey in Africa but I was wrong Nina Sovich memoir on solitary woman travel was differentThis book is about Nina s journey both inwards and outward she was brutally honest in describing her own inner demons and how her soul cannot find peace in the comfortable and domesticated Parisian life with her French husbandYet when she describes her journey through the Sahara of West Africa giving an eye opening appealing and detailed account of an area that is often ignored you can t help but keep reading Her travels enchanted me how she speaks of the coastal wind and cliffs of Western Sahara About the male adoration of the obese female form and the continued presence of slavery and the abundance of ancient Islamic texts that families pass on from generation to generation in Mauritania The market in Bamako Mali and the traditional Malian dresses And finally how she poetically describes the beauty of the River Niger and the sense of peace when listening to women or children gently reciting verses from the uranThe book is a combination of travelogue memoir and psychological analysis It is not only about her adventurous and hazardous travels through West Africa but it is also and mainly about women s need to make it on their own to find their own strength and learn the hard way how to make tough decisions and stand by those decisionsNiva Sovich writes beautifully and accurately You can almost feel the heat of the Malian summer sun smell the scent of the African rains and taste the morning herbal Mauritanian tea All through the time I am reading her book all I can think and dream about is traveling through Africa

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review To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich Her Unwittingly she had followed life’s script and now she needed to cast it outInspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s and Karen Blixen who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventureTo the Moon and Timbuktu takes readers on a fast paced trek through We. Full of ennui after deciding that her former exciting life as a nomadic journalist which had been full of travel and adventure has been exchanged for one that is a dull boring and stressful 9 to 5 rut spent amongst the bourgeois of Paris writer Nina Sovich decides to shake things up by traveling through Western Africa for some serious solitude and introspection Feeling stagnant and suffocated living in Paris with a kind supportive and tolerant husband daunted by the prospect of becoming a mother inspired by pioneering female explorers of Africa Mary Kingsley and Karen Blixen Ms Sovich travels to remote destinations in Africa including the mysterious and almost mystical Timbuktu I enjoyed the descriptions of the places she visited and the people she met along the way during her somewhat self indulgent journey of self discovery

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review To the Moon and Timbuktu Nina Sovich ¶ 3 summary free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Nina Sovich Stern Sahara Mali Mauritania and Niger bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief On Sovich’s travels she encounters rough and tumble Chinese sailors a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast and a close knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold showing her the promise of Africa’s futu. What do you do when your life seems unfulfilling and staid and wanderlust inhabits your coreIf you are Nina Sovich you plan a cross Africa trip in an effort to drive your restlessness out and let you settle down in grey ParisAs she tells it Sovich picked Timbuktu as her ultimate destination because it seemed tangible a place she had heard of but was far off the beaten path I m not sure she is ever really sure what she s looking for some kind of closure or a next step or something undefinable I also am guilty of romanticizing Timbuktu I suppose I came to Timbuktu for the name and not I too am burdening the town I am bringing my baggage to this sunbaked end of the road town and asking it to provide beauty and meaning I am asking it to be something it is not page 218 I remember thinking in Paris that I would pour Africa into me like some kind of magic elixir Then I would be seen Then I would exist I seem now like a naive woman who thought a place or even beauty could make her whole page 220Whatever it is her first attempt is a uasi failure perhaps due to lack of planning or unrelenting dissatisfaction an I haven t found it yet or that romanticism clashing with reality She tries again and though the second try goes better she perhaps predictably cannot simply return home and be happy Maybe I just miss Africa I sayMaybe he says looking at me steadily Though it is possible you are confusing two different issues page 246By the end of the book Sovich seems if not happy with her lot entirely grounded content to move forward and accept her wanderlust as a part of her that may not ever entirely be satisfied She is neither broken nor triumphant but she has grown and or less come out ahead

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • To the Moon and Timbuktu
  • Nina Sovich
  • English
  • 03 May 2019
  • 9780544025950