Counting Teeth

Counting Teeth

A Namibian Story

Book - 2014
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With his 19-year-old daughter, a collection of maps, and the help of an opinionated GPS, Peter Midgley sets out across Namibia. Visiting small-town museums and gravesites, crossing border checkpoints, and changing tires, they travel the length and breadth of the country uncovering every facet of it. Stories about Portuguese explorers and the first genocide of the 20th century collect on the back seat of their car alongside the author's earliest childhood memories of growing up in the country. By the end of the journey, the stories piece together into an understanding of present-day Namibia and make it possible for Midgley to share his love for this complicated, vibrant place with his daughter.
Publisher: Hamilton, Ontario :, Wolsak & Wynn,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781894987899
Branch Call Number: 916. 881 MID
Characteristics: 271 pages : map ; 23 cm

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mountainmadness Feb 22, 2015

This is an invitation to pull out your map and laptop and travel through time and place in Namibia with Peter Midgley. You don't need the accessories I mentioned but it might help. This Namibian story is rich with historical content that is woven through a contemporary travel memoir. Peter's research is impeccable and his use of the vernacular draws us further into the setting and the people. Midgley is also a brilliant and engaging speaker that enhances his book experience magnificently.

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