Waypoints

by Robert Martineau

£16.99


Travel; Beliefs; Society

Hardback

9781787331365

Published by Vintage Publishing

Published April 2021

Books > Beliefs > Society > Travel

A Journey on Foot

A spellbinding travel book, exploring the psychology of walking,pilgrimage, solitude and escape.

At the age of twenty-seven, and afraid of falling into a life he doesn’t want, Robert Martineau quits his office job, buys a flight to Accra and begins to walk. He walks 1,000 miles through Ghana, Togo and Benin, to Ouidah, an ancient spiritual centre on the West African coast.

Martineau walks alone across desert, through rainforests, over mountains, carrying everything he needs on his back, sleeping in villages or on the side of paths. Along the way he meets shamans, priests, historians, archaeologists and kings. He begins to confront the lines of slavery and exploitation that binds his home to theirs. Through the process of walking each day, and the lessons of those he walks among, Martineau starts to find the freedom he craves, and to build connections with the natural world and the past.

In an extraordinary account of an adventure, and the inner journey that accompanies it, Martineau discovers how a walking pilgrimage can change a person.

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford | 9781474611251

How to Argue With a Racist

Adam Rutherford

£8.99

The Beauty and the Terror by Catherine Fletcher | 9781784707941

The Beauty and the Terror

Catherine Fletcher

£12.99

The Psychology of Stupidity by Jean-Francois Marmion | 9781529053838

The Psychology of Stupidity

Jean-Francois Marmion

£12.99

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan | 9781913322175

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Jasbinder Bilan

£6.99

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy | 9781529109443

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Charlie Mackesy

£16.99

The School of Life: An Emotional Education by Alain de Botton | 9780241985830

The School of Life: An Emotional Education

Alain de Botton

£10.99