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Cameroon with Egbert Free read Ï 107 Ì Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel accompanied by an endearing horse named Egbert During the course of their wanderings they are freuently mistaken for husband and wife forcing Dervla Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel accompanied by an endearing horse named Egbert During the course of their wanderings they are freuently mistaken for husband and wife forcing Dervla to bare her chest to prove her femininity; they con. It's an insightful book and filled with Irish whit dry Although this book was penned some twenty five years ago it is sobering to hear just how backwards Cameroon Africa is post colonialism If anything they've only worsened in this past two and a half decades and the government has all but abandoned the people

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Eluctance having been 'enspelled' by its beauty and the friendliness of the Cameroonians 'Anyone who has read a book by this author will want to read another She brings to Cameroon all the sympathy wit and perception that we have come to expect from her' Sunday Telegraph This is vintage Murphy' Irish Independent 'This is the very stuff of travel' Irish Tim. While at times interesting this memoir of the author and her daughter traveling across Cameroon on foot with a horse was just a tad to slow for me

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Cameroon with EgbertTinually get lost are obliged to eat repulsive local delicacies; are arrested fall ill are baked by the sun and soaked by tropical storms and disastrously lose Egbert The two women's charm wit and sense of adventure shine through all these setbacks which would have daunted lesser travellers They eventually leave this laid back peaceful country with great r. Apparently Devra Murphy is a renown travel writer traveling the globe and writing about her adventures since 1962 Cameroon with Egbert is the first book of hers I ever read Mostly because of my interest in Cameroon having discovered that I am descended maternally from the Masana ethnic group in Norther CameroonSouthern Chad Unfortunately for me her travel route does not go far enough north and she does not encounter interact with any Masana The villagers they do encounter are almost all extremely accommodating and share whatever meager provisions they have with two complete strangers and provide grazing for their horseMs Murphy is an impressive traveler hardy tenacious and with a keen sense of direction She and her 18 year old daughter travel from village to village with the help of a stoic Fulani Bay stallion they name Egbert She is a keen observer and the book brims with details of every aspect of their travels from the terrain food people and some politics The most startling horrifying haunting aspect of the book for me was when Dervla and her daughter inadvertently trek right into the heart of the Lake Nyos disaster