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The Resource Ubuntu : one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa, Heather Ellis

Ubuntu : one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa, Heather Ellis

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Ubuntu : one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa
Title
Ubuntu
Title remainder
one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa
Statement of responsibility
Heather Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend's backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. The idea just feels right - no matter that she's never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins. Her travels take her to the dizzying heights of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Rwenzori Mountains, to the deserts of northern Kenya where she is befriended by armed bandits and rescued by Turkana fishermen, to a stand-off with four Ugandan men intent on harm, and to a voyage on a 'floating village' on the mighty Zaire River. Everywhere she goes Heather is aided by locals and travellers alike, who take her into their homes and hearts, helping her to truly understand the spirit of ubuntu -- a Bantu word meaning 'I am because you are'. Ubuntu is the extraordinary story of a young woman who, alone and against all odds, rode a motorcycle to some of the world's most remote, beautiful and dangerous places
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Ellis, Heather
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ellis, Heather
  • Motorcycle touring
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Ubuntu : one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa, Heather Ellis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Nero: 2016
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Kakadu to Kenya -- Part Two: Uganda to Zaire -- Part Three: Congo to Mauritania
Control code
p225860982
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 594 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525231957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Ubuntu : one woman's motorcycle odyssey across Africa, Heather Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published by Nero: 2016
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Kakadu to Kenya -- Part Two: Uganda to Zaire -- Part Three: Congo to Mauritania
Control code
p225860982
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 594 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525231957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print

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