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Author Chilson, Peter.

Title Riding the demon : on the road in West Africa / Peter Chilson
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 195 pages :) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Contents; Map; Preface; Preface to the 1999 Edition; Acknowledgments; The Fickle God; The Dogs of the Road; A Driver, a Checkpoint, an African Road; Waiting for the Marabout; Zinder Notes; Driving to Madness; Listening to Mariko; A Woman at the Wheel; An Ugly American; Notes; Bibliographical Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z
Summary In Niger, where access to rail and air travel requires overcoming many obstacles, roads are the nation's lifeline. For a year in the early 1990s, Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile to experience West African road culture. He crisscrossed the same roads again and again with bush taxi driver Issoufou Garba in order to learn one driver's story inside and out. He hitchhiked, riding in cotton trucks, and traveled with other bush taxi drivers, truckers, road engineers, an anthropologist, Niger's only licensed woman commercial driver, and a customs officer. The road in Africa, s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical essay (pages 187-191) and index
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Subject Chilson, Peter -- Travel -- Africa, West.
Chilson, Peter -- Travel -- Niger.
Automobile travel -- Africa, West.
Automobile travel -- Niger.
Africa, Western -- Description and travel.
Niger -- Description and travel.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0820348341
(acid-free paper)