Book: Travels in Mauritania
Author: Peter Hudson
Book takes places in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO
This is my 111th read for the year
This is the story of the author's visit to Mauritania. He starts off in the capital, but the travels widely across the country to meet people from all corners. He doesn't rush from place to place - lesiurely taking in the daily life of the towns he visits. Learning what he can about the people. He is greeted with hospitality even among the poorest of the country.
This was a fine book. Not much happens, he mostly wanders around and just takes it in. This doesn't make the book bad, but I did feel like I was slogging through it at times and had a hard time really getting interested in the book on a whole. There were some great photos, some terrible drawings, and over all interesting facts about the country that made the read worth it. The writing is decent, and I got a general idea of what life is like in Mauritania.
Stars: 3 1/2