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Riding the Demon doc ê Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction ¾ Peter Chilson ¾ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative NO doors travelers realize that they've surrendered everything Chilson uses the road not to reinforce Africa's worn image of decay and corruption but to reveal how people endure political and economic chaos poverty and disease The road has reflected the struggle for survival in Niger since the first automobile arrived there and it remains a useful metaphor for the fight for stability and prosperity across AfricaIn Niger where access to rail and air travel reuires overcoming many obstacles roads are the nation’s lifeline For a year in the early 1990s Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile to experience West African road culture He crisscrossed the same roads again and again with bush taxi driver Issoufou Garba in order to learn one driver's story inside and out He hitchhiked riding in cotton trucks

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And traveled with other bush taxi drivers truckers road engineers an anthropologist Niger's only licensed woman commercial driver and a customs officer The road in Africa says Chilson isthan a direction or a path to take Once you've booked passage and taken your seat the road becomes the center of your life Hurtling along at eighty miles an hour in a bush taxi euipped with bald tires no windows and sometimes no doors travelers realize that they've surrendered everything Chilson uses the road not to reinforce Africa's worn image of decay and corruption but to reveal how people endure political and economic chaos poverty and disease The road has reflected the struggle for survival in Niger since the first automobile arrived there and it remains a useful metaphor for the fight for stability and prosperity across Afri

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Riding the Demon On the Road in West Africa Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative NonfictionIn Niger where access to rail and air travel reuires overcoming many obstacles roads are the nation’s lifeline For a year in the early 1990s Peter Chilson traveled this desert country by automobile to experience West African road culture He crisscrossed the same roads again and again with bush taxi driver Issoufou Garba in order to learn one driver's story inside and out He hitchhiked riding in cotton trucks and traveled with other bush taxi drivers truckers road engineers an anthropologist Niger's only licensed woman commercial driver and a customs officer The road in Africa says Chilson isthan a direction or a path to take Once you've booked passage and taken your seat the road becomes the center of your life Hurtling along at eighty miles an hour in a bush taxi euipped with bald tires no windows and sometimes n