West Africa - Understand West Africa & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)
This chapter contains the West Africa Today, History, Culture & Daily Life, Literature & Cinema, Religion, Music, Arts & Craftwork, Peoples of West Africa, Environment, Safe Travel, Directory A–Z, Transport, Health and Language chapters from Lonely Planet's West Africa guidebook.
All the info you need on everything from history, religion, music and the environment to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet...you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, travelling with kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as a handy language guide and glossary.
- a rundown on West Africa's major national parks and wildlife reserves
- info about the peoples and diverse cultures
- full coverage of the many West African musical styles
- details on local textiles and crafts
Coverage includes: West Africa Today, History: the Golden Empires and the Colonial era, Culture & Daily Life, Literature & Cinema, Religion, Music, Arts & Craftwork: Masks, Textiles, Jewellery, Totems & Talismans, Sculpture, Visual Arts, Peoples of West Africa, Environment: The Land, Wildlife, National Parks & Wildlife Reserves, Safe Travel, Directory A–Z, Transport, Health and Language.
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