Witboy in Afrika (ePub) | Travel Writing
City boy Deon Maas flees the suburbs in search of adventure and Africa is where he reckons he will find it. Over a period of 15 years he embarks on several journeys, once with his whole family in tow, to discover what it means to be African.
An interview with Deon.
He ends up ducking pirates in Madagascar, spending a night with oil thieves in Nigeria and narrowly escaping death at a roadblock in the Congo. Interwoven with his travel stories is his search for local music and the musical legends of the countries he visits. His stories are spiced with fascinating characters, strange sightings and… his cocky attitude! Anything but the typical tourist, Deon sets out to meet the locals and experience the underbelly of every new city. This means that he often ventures to places where he isn’t meant to be and he ends up in a tight spot more than once.
Impudent and blatantly honest, even ordering a hotel breakfast can become an adventure when Deon Maas is involved. His self-deprecating humour and off-beat take on most situations make for an unforgettable reading experience.
Also available in English, Witboy in Africa.
(read an interview with Deon Maas on Litnet: Eerder met ’n panga deur die oerwoud as op iemand anders se highway: Deon Maas in gesprek.)