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The Last Banana
Dancing With the Watu
by Shelby Tucker
Publisher:Stacey Publishing from Gardners Books
I finished reading this book three weeks ago and havenít been able to get it out of my mind. Not a Christian book as such, but it does have interesting references to David Livingstone, and I learnt more about him than I had known heretofore.
The Daily Telegraph describes The Last Banana as Ďa story of real, old fashioned travel, not pre paid by a publisher or faked by a television company.....í Absolutely! Shelby Tucker is obviously quite a character, and his style of writing keeps you reading even when it is a list of dates and other facts that lose you on the way! Brought up to know much of Africa as part of the British Empire, I was fascinated to learn how big a part the Greeks have taken in the development of the culture and commerce throughout the continent, Tanzania in particular.
The authorís life long Greek friend Marios and his family feature prominently in the book, but there is so much more.
I followed this book by reading In Strength Not Our Own about a missionary working with the Maasai people (spelt Masai in this book) and felt already the pull Africa has on so many.
Hardback edition pub date Oct 2010, £17.99, ISBN 978-1-906-76821-8
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (31/07/10)