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Mary Bennett
Portland, OR

Africa: A Travelers Handbook

1958:  “... All these things, the visitor may do, all these places he may visit, but he will never weary of Africa, the unspoiled playground of the world and the continent of the future...”

2010:  Sixteen countries described in the above quote are now listed on the US Department of State’s website with a travel warning. This is issued to “describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous and unstable. A travel warning is also issued when the US Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to consulate closures, drawdown of staff...”

This book has been altered in a way that does not allow access to information. No matter what hope we had for the “continent of the future” 52 years ago, those facts no longer exist, and the current social, political and economic climate presents an entirely different situation today.

Altered vintage book, thread. 6 x 10 x 4.25 inches. 2010. Unique.

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View Fodor's Iran 1979, also by Mary Bennett here.



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