ISBN 9789987753246
Pages 198
Dimensions 215 x 165mm
Illustrations Colour Photographs and Maps
Published 2015
Publisher Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
Format Paperback

The World of Women

Travelogue: Tanzania

by Elisabeth Thorens, Carin Salerno

The World of Women is a new collection to discover the world through the eyes and experiences of women. It brings to light the unique role and contribution of women in their country. The first edition on Tanzania includes: a map that presents four touristic destinations of the country with brief descriptions of the greater geographic, economic and cultural contexts. These presentations will help the readers to understand the environment in which women live.

The stories Women tell their stories their daily lives, dreams – in the first person. Beautiful photos and original illustrations capture the places where they live and work. “Coups de coeur” “Must see” experiences for the visitor, including the addresses of women-owned hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, etc. New themes, economic sectors and culture. Women talk about coffee harvesting in the Kilimanjaro region, creating jewellery in the Maasai land, seaweed harvesting in Zanzibar, Tinga-Tinga painting in Dar es Salaam, international criminal justice in Arusha etc. Experts offer additional insights.

Éditions d’en bas in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the leading publisher for “The World of Women” collection in collaboration with Women in action Worldwide WaW, an NGO based in Switzerland whose goal is to promote the socio-economic empowerment of women across the world. “We believe in the power of women for the development of our community and of our country. We are agents of social and economic progress. We are successful Tanzanian women and want our stories to be known and be inspirational to our sisters.”

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About the Authors

Elisabeth Thorens

Elisabeth is a travel writer, communications expert, and a teacher for over twenty years.  Convinced that art and culture can bring human beings together, she has  developed innovative resources for teachers and organised cultural events to promote gender  diversity and Human Rights in schools.

Carin Salerno

Currently deputy director of cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar; former director of cooperation in Tanzania. She has lived in several African countries and managed large development programs. She is particularly committed to the promotion of gender equality.

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