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Snow 0n the Equator

An African Memoir

Author:

Sean Rothery

ISBN SB:

978-1-901658-77-4

Price SB:

€12.99
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This is the story of a young couple who emigrated from Ireland to East Africa in the mid 1950s. Their adventures, both in work and in explorations in remote regions, are told against a background of day to- day living as privileged Europeans in a deeply colour graded society.

The tales of the late Victorian explorers of the ‘Dark Continent’, Stanley, Speke, Burton, Baker and the Irishman, Surgeon Major T.H. Parke, are interwoven in the narrative: the paths of these intrepid adventurers are crisscrossed from Lake Victoria to the fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’, named by Ptolemy and now known as the Ruwenzori. This book is a celebration of the splendid highlands and savannahs of Uganda but it is also a story of loss, during those last days of the British Empire in Africa. The text is enhansed with original pencil drawings by the auhor of several landmarks and places mentioned in his memoir.

S E A N R O T H E R Y is an architect, artist and writer. He has spent a lifetime climbing and walking in mountain regions in Europe, the USA, Africa, the Himalayas and New Zealand. His publications include Everyday Buildings of Ireland, 1975 The Shops of Ireland, 1978 Ireland and the New Architecture, 1991 A Field Guide to the Buildings of Ireland, 1997 A Long Walk South, 2001

Author:

Sean Rothery

Category:

Memoir

Extent:

240 pgs black and white illustrations throughout

ISBN SB:

978-1-901658-77-4

Price SB:

€12.99
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