Africa en 10 Palabras

Africa en 10 Palabras : Mi Manual de Supervivencia en la Jungla de Asfalto

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Every time the author returns to his native Spain after months in the company of the Masai warriors and Hadzabe hunters of Africa, he is forced to contend with culture shock. He must reacclimate to Western culture when he leaves the deserts, forests, mountains, savannahs, and villages of Africa in order to submerge himself once again in the businesses, institutions, schools, and streets of the presumptuous European civilization. Asante (thank you), jambo (hello), pole (I'm sorry), mama (woman), mzee (man), siombaya (alright), polepole (bit by bit), maji (water), safari (trip), and tutaonana (see you later) are the 10 African words that, after many years of adventure throughout the great continent, help the author survive--not in Africa but during his difficult return to his homeland. "Cada vez que el autor regresa a su Espana nativa despues de meses en la compania de los guerreros maasai y cazadores hadzabe de Africa, se ve confrontado con un choque cultural. Se tiene que reaclimatar a la cultura occidental cuando abandona los desiertos, bosques, montanas, sabanas y pueblos de Africa para sumergirse de nuevo en las empresas, instituciones, academias y calles de la presuntuosa civilizacion europea. Asante (gracias), jambo (hola), pole (lo siento), mama (mujer), mzee (hombre), siombaya (no va mal), polepole (poco a poco), maji (agua), safari (viaje) y tutaonana (hasta la vista) son las 10 palabras africanas que, despues de muchos anos de aventuras por el gran continente, ayudan al autor a sobrevivir--no en Africa sino en el duro regreso a su madre patria."show more

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  • Paperback | 159 pages
  • 140 x 218 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • Plataforma Editorial
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 8415115555
  • 9788415115557

About Jordi Serrallonga

Jordi Serrallonga is an archaeologist, a tour guide, and a writer. He advises several museums and foundations on issues pertaining to Africa and collaborates with numerous media more