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Where I've been, things I've seen and people I've been...

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annie massey

on 3 March 2014

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Transcript of Where I've been, things I've seen and people I've been...

Jackson, Mississippi in 1963
I've travelled back in time: to a place of sadness and strength...
I've taken a new drug. Everyone is talking about it. Death.
I've seen life from a teenage perspective - experienced illness and death...
I've traveled to the Congo
Read about the amazing story of Africa whilst experiencing the adventures of Tim Butcher as he recounts his travel adventures through The Congo...
all inside my head
Places I've travelled, things I've seen and characters I've been...
I've thought about what it might be like to live with an abnormality in a world obsessed with perfection...
When segregation still existed and black people were treated as second-class citizens...but someone was willing to risk death to tell the truth.
Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.
and been gripped from start to finish...
Take the pill: it makes you feel amazing - like you can do anything. And you can. The downside: you only have a week to live...
But what an incredible one.

What would you choose?
This book made me laugh, cry, think about what is important in life and appreciate it...
Another tear jerker...
Where will you travel to in your mind and who will you meet?
I've met death...
I've met all of
these people
through
books...
Meet these
people in
more depth
The book is better than the film...
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