Travels in Senegal

The Land of Peace and Purpose

Non-Fiction - Cultural
55 Pages
Reviewed on 02/03/2023
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Reviewed by Meenakshi Bhatt for Readers' Favorite

Travels in Senegal by author Terry Lister is a short and information-packed book about his journey to this African nation. He writes with enthusiasm about what he saw and experienced on this trip. Whether he is writing about his visit to the African Renaissance Monument, the Maison des Esclaves, or one of the villages on the smaller islands, he writes in detail about their historical background. He has an eye for the human element in all landscapes. For example, he talks of young boys running mule carts and of lighthouse operators living in beautiful cottages situated near the lighthouse. Reading this, the reader can imagine people going about their daily lives. Along the way, he also gives some invaluable tips to anyone planning to travel to Senegal. For example, he warns travelers that taxi drivers often overcharge tourists. He writes about such encounters and his technique of dealing with them to avoid being cheated.

In Travels in Senegal, Terry Lister’s passion for travel is infectious. It makes you want to pack your bags and start following in his footsteps. The book is full of interesting anecdotes like the author’s tussle with technology while trying to post on Instagram or the time when he saw a cow on a beach. He has traveled to an astounding number of countries. As a result, he is uniquely positioned to compare the cultural practices and even the flora and fauna of Senegal with other places that he has visited; this makes for interesting reading. Throughout this book, Lister reminds readers that traveling to a new place can enrich you and that you seldom return from a trip unchanged.