Africa, My Passion by Corinne Hofmann

By Corinne Hofmann

In a gorgeous own pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, writer of the worldwide bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to discover the heart-warming and heart-breaking tales of unforgettable humans and areas. Joined through her half-Kenyan daughter, Napirai, and touring Kenya jointly for the 1st time, they notice Napirai's roots and at last meet her father and half-siblings. Hofmann then treks 500 miles around the Namibian barren region to find the lives of the nomadic Himba humans.

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Barnes & Noble Classics and the Barnes & Noble Classics colophon are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Š Two Years Before the Mast ISBN-13: 978-1-59308-270-3 ISBN-10: 1-59308-270-3 eISBN : 978-1-411-43337-3 LC Control Number 2005929217 Š Produced and published in conjunction with: Fine Creative Media, Inc. 322 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001 Š Michael J. Fine, President and Publisher Š Printed in the United States of America Š QM 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Š FIRST PRINTING Richard Henry Dana Jr. Richard Henry Dana Jr.

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Dana took particular pride in his nautical achievements, especially when he mastered difficult tasks. He found the 舠systematic and strict舡24 teacher he had craved in his youth in an old sailor who taught him how properly to send down a royal-yard. This was Dana舗s 舠first act of what the sailors will allow to be seamanship,舡 and he thrilled to the mate舗s 舠well done舡 after his feat, with 舠as much satisfaction as I ever felt at Cambridge on seeing a 舖bene舗 at the foot of a Latin exercise舡 (p. 74). Dana舗s most revered sailor-teacher was his watchmate, Tom Harris.

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