By Gemma Pitcher
Watch the sunlight set over the Niger at Mopti, the place Malians exchange fish for salt with the wasteland Tuareg.
Wake as much as the tug of a trunk as elephants wander via your campsite within the Serengeti nationwide Park.
Dip your oar quietly into the Okavango Delta as you float in the direction of a satisfaction of lions lounging at the water's edge.
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D been. Most of my route was still clinging to me. DRUNKS WERE a regular hazard as I went to and fro. They would emerge from the drinking dens at the back of the market ? the shacks with blankets thrown across the entrance to cloak the debauchery unfolding within ? a. a. This toxic moonshine was rumoured to make imbibers see triple, at the very least. Blindness and brain damage awaited those who survived the walk home. a drinkers were routinely struck by vehicles while lurching along the roadway or, more often, lying in it, prostrated and burbling.
D heard the same thing from the nurses when I begged to be spared my injections while convalescing from meningitis. Just this one,? they would promise cheerfully each time. t have to have any more.? That went on for a month. t notice when my arm was being skewered every morning and night? t dead. Once again, the hospital became the nexus of our family life. Now it was she who lay on the ward, her legs so badly injured that surgeons were obliged to remove portions of her knees, and I who came to visit.
Recognising the symptoms of meningitis, he threw me back in the car, strapped my brother into the passenger seat and hurtled the 200 corrugated miles back to Lusaka in barely three hours. All four shock absorbers on the suspension needed replacing by the end; the one on the rear left-hand side was trailing in the roadway when we jolted into the parking lot at the hospital. It would have been one of the most exciting rides of my life, had I only been conscious to experience it. On the paediatric ward, the staff were nonplussed by my inertia.
Africa by Gemma Pitcher