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To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa (Dundurn, 2008) is funny and fun memoir from Tourism Vancouver’s Rick Antonson. He talks to Joseph Planta about his unforgettable trip through Senegal and Mali.


To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa by Rick Antonson. (Dundurn Group, 2008)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: To Timbuktu for a Haircut


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

My next guest has just written a memoir about his travels through Africa. The book is entitled To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa. It is a very readable account of an unforgettable journey Rick Antonson had through Senegal and Mali, by train, four-wheel drive, boat, camel and foot. The book is fun and funny, and a great insight into that part of the world.

Rick Antonson is the president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, and a director of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. To Timbuktu for a Haircut is published by Dundurn and retails for $26.99. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Rick Antonson; Good morning, Mr. Antonson.


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Tourism Vancouver: http://www.tourismvancouver.com

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