Free Read [Psychology Book] ☆ Cameroon with Egbert (Century Travellers) - by Dervla Murphy ï

By Dervla Murphy | Comments: ( 371 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

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 frequently mistaken for husband and wife, forcing Dervla to bare her chest to prove her femininity they continually getCameroon 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 frequently mistaken for husband and wife, forcing Dervla to bare her chest to prove her femininity they continually 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 reluctance, 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 Times


  • Title: Cameroon with Egbert (Century Travellers)
  • Author: Dervla Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780099728009
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years She is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Murphy is a famous speaker and writer on Palestinian issues She seeks the dissolution of Israel in its entirety.Murphy normally travels alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people When not travelling, Murphy lives in Lis, as she has for most of her life.



Comments Cameroon with Egbert (Century Travellers)

  • Dovofthegalilee

    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.


  • Marije Van

    M'n eerste travel-writing. Interesting, jammer dat ze niet langs Babessi komt.


  • Kijani Mlima

    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 Cameroon/Southern 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 al [...]


  • Janice Pono

    I first started reading Dervla Murphy's travel books when I was traveling in Southeast Asia. Now, she is one of my favorite all-time authors. It's difficult to find her books though especially in Seoul.I've probably read Cameroon with Egbert about five times. Before I read this book, I didn't even know where Cameroon was much less the history of Western Africa.


  • Andrea

    Murphy is at her best when describing the history and countryside. I found her philosophical digressions into the African mind a little disturbing. I would still recommend this book for anyone who enjoys stories of independent travel and/or who wants to learn more about the geography of Cameroon.


  • Jo

    Loved her writing


  • Melanie

    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.


  • Erica Hudson

    I registered a book at BookCrossing!BookCrossing/journal/13001370


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