Ann Jones received an M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Her travel essays and photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, among them The New York Times, Cond Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Women's Sports & Fitness, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, and Spur. She is the author of five other books. Ann Jones lives in New York's Hudson River Valley.
"Beautiful writing . . . Riveting [and] often funny." -Philadelphia Inquirer "Jones writes with pungent observation and wit.... She is an engaging and venturesome traveling companion, one whose encounters with Africans are touching and surprising." -The New York Times "[An] entertaining and enlightening book."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jones provides wonderful snapshots of Africa's history. . . . An exceptionally interesting book." -Ft. Worth Star-Telegram