nb this talk has been rescheduled for Tuesday 9 February
Angola by Mike Stead
Mike Stead is the author of the “Bradt Guide to Angola”. He will be discussing living and travelling in a country which has only recently come out of a protracted civil war.
From the introduction:
“So what can the visitor expect when they go to Angola? The hackneyed phrase ‘war-torn Angola’ should be deleted and consigned to the recycle bin. (…) Angola is moving forward, reconstruction is taking place everywhere and there is a huge feeling of self-confidence, pride and optimism (…) Angola is keen to regain lost time and things are changing incredibly fast – travellers shouldn’t waste another minute if they are keen to see its raw beauty.”
He was recently interviewed by Sandi Toksvig on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage programme.
Tickets are £3 (includes wine)
The Travel Bookshop, 13-15 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 2EE, 0207 229 5260