Program 390: Africa 54 Update; Fortunes of Africa; Stovetop Travel
Release Date: 01-03-2015
Francis Tapon checks in with Rick at the halfway point of his goal to explore each of Africa's 54 countries. African historian Martin Meredith explains the lasting impact of the continent's colonial legacy. Also, Sasha Martin shares how to introduce your family to the favorite foods of every nation on earth.
- Call-out to Francis Tapon, host of the Africa54.com website and of an upcoming documentary "The Unseen Africa," and author of "The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us" (WanderLearn Series)
- Martin Meredith, author of "The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor" (Public Affairs Books / Perseus Book Group)
- Sasha Martin, host of GlobalTableAdventures.com and author of the forthcoming book "Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness" (National Geographic, release date in March 2015)
- Francis Tapon posts updates from his trans-Africa adventure on his Africa 54 website.
- Some of the information Francis has been referencing for planning his all-Africa trip comes from Lonely Planet.
- Francis Tapon also writes about his travels to each of the countries of Eastern Europe in "The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us."
- Martin Meredith is featured on Wikipedia.
- Martin Meredith compares the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe in a 2008 article in The Guardian.
- Sasha Martin's Global Table Adventure website includes recipes she's served her family.
- Sasha Martin's book about her life and her stovetop travels is called "Life from Scratch," and is scheduled to be released by Random House on March 3, 2015.
- Sasha describes Rooibus Latte from Lesoto on her website. She also notes that Cocoa Tea is popular for breakfast on St. Lucia in the Caribbean.