Bradt Guide to Ivory Coast Book Launch and Lecture

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

The launch of the very first full-length English language guidebook to Ivory Coast. The country is a stunner, from the cream-hued beaches of Assinie in the southeast to the crimson savannahs of the north to the awe-inspiring mountains of the west and a wealth of wildlife-rich national parks (500 bird species, chimps, crocs, hippos and even lions and elephants can be glimpsed). At weekends the nightspots of the largest city, Abidjan, boom with the sounds of home-grown musical genres like coupé-decalé and zouglou alongside US hip-hop, French free-form jazz and Latin American soca. If Ivory Coast’s music is the envy of Africa, its traditional art and craft scene is the envy of the world. In the north, jewellers, blacksmiths, weavers, potters and wood-carvers use ancient techniques to create unique artefacts. Aside from the usual practical information, the book includes reportage, interviews and political, historical and cultural analysis.
Period11 Aug 2016
Event titleBradt Guide to Ivory Coast Book Launch and Lecture
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • travel writing
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Africa
  • Politics
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • History and Heritage