Africa Beckons

Africa Beckons

by Tom Atkins
Africa Beckons

Africa Beckons

by Tom Atkins


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In 1970, at the age of 25, Tom Atkins is unemployed and struggling to keep his young family and home in England. He sells his small car and uses the proceeds to buy a flight to Africa and with little preparation, sets off in search for a better life. Tom has only five pounds in his pocket and is obliged to borrow £30 from his father as they drive to the airport.

Then, in an incredible sequence of events, the situations he encounters become more life-threatening than life-changing as Tom stumbles from one perilous situation to another, often at the point of a gun. Lucky to survive horrendous plane journeys, the threat of imprisonment and the everyday challenges of a wild and dangerous continent. Tom lives to tell his tale.

These thrilling and often hilarious travel stories reflect s precarious time in both Tom's and Africa's history, and offer a fascinating personal insight into Idi Amin's Uganda and the pernicious Apartheid of South Africa, as they emerge from a colonial past to carve out a new future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993141898
Publisher: Tom Atkins
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.64(d)
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