Burkina Faso by Katrina MansonBurkina Faso by Katrina Manson

Burkina Faso

byKatrina Manson, James Knight

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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From balafon players in the laidback town of Bobo-Dioulasso to masters of horsemanship further north-plus internationally recognized film, jazz, hip hop, and craft festivals-landlocked Burkina Faso, in the heart of West Africa, has something to offer everyone. This new edition of the only English-language guidebook to Burkina Faso leads visitors on camel safaris from desert markets to dramatic waterfalls and spectacular sandstone rock formations, past the extraordinary architecture of 16th-century Mossi, Lobi stone ruins, and Koro's hillside caves. Sports fans can even witness the cycling race, Tour du Faso, in this magical country, one of Africa's best-kept secrets.
Katrina Manson and James Knight are writers and photographers, both with extensive experience of living, working and travelling in Africa. They are the authors of Bradt's Sierra Leone guide.
Title:Burkina FasoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841623520

ISBN - 13:9781841623528

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The glitz and glamour of Africa's biggest film festival brings film buffs from all over the world. For eight days, dust-clogged corners of Ouagadougou throng with international stars, home-grown hopefuls and truanting schoolchildren mobbing the city's cinemas for their glimpse of Africa on the big screen. In the cramped confines of the shared green taxis that splutter around the city, every passenger turns pundit. Vegetable sellers in the markets cackle with excitement at the prospect of the free nightly concerts that take over the centre of town.

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 Background informationChapter 2 Practical informationChapter 3 Ouagadougou Chapter 4 The North Chapter 5 The East Chapter 6 The SouthChapter 7 The West Appendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 GlossaryFurther readingIndex

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