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Lets Go To Gabon,Cameroon, and  Namibia

Embark on a remarkable literary adventure through the captivating landscapes and vibrant cultures of Gabon, Cameroon, and Namibia with award-winning travel writer, Terry Lister. In "Let's Go To Gabon, Cameroon, and Namibia," the third installment of his Travels with Terry series, Lister invites readers to join him on an extraordinary journey of exploration and cultural discovery.

From the very first pages, you'll be transported to the heart of these remarkable African nations. With Lister as your guide, you'll climb towering sand dunes, explore dense foliage, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of life in remote villages as he shares his encounters in local communities and offers insight into their profound cultural heritage.

"Let's Go To Gabon, Cameroon, and Namibia" is an invitation to experience the thrill of exploration and the joy of cultural immersion.
Whether you dream of embarking on your own African adventure or seek to savor the beauty of these lands from the comfort of your armchair, this book is your passport to discovery. So, grab your backpack, prepare your senses, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary voyage of exploration, where every turn of the page unveils a new layer of beauty, discovery, and cultural immersion.

Let's go on an unforgettable adventure together!

Book Awards

1 2022 Global Book Awards Silver in Biographical/Travel
2 2022 Global Book Awards Gold in Travel/Guidebooks
3 2022 INDIES Book of the Year Finalist by Foreword Reviews for Travel
4 2022 International Book Award Winner in Cross-Genre Nonfiction
5 2022 International Book Award Finalist in Travel Guides and Essays
6 2023 National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist, 
Travel category 
7 September 2023 Literary Titans Gold book award 
8 December 2023 Author Shouts Reader Ready awards, Recommended Read

9 May 2024 International Impact Award, Winner, Travel Writing and Adventure Non Fiction   10 2024 1st Quarter Firebird Book Award ,Winner-Travel 

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For some living in highly developed societies, Christmas is a time of exorbitant expense and sheer panic. Children are suddenly acutely aware of their conduct, and parents subconsciously feel pressured to tackle pricey wish lists.

But in Africa, Christmas is a little different, especially depending on the country you decide to visit.

Terry Lister’s experiences and research gives the reader a glimpse into the customs and practices of more than 13 African nations, delivering an educational taste of the traditional foods and common rituals. Vibrant photographs display the cultural variety and demonstrate the ways in which unlikely communities work together to make the season a festive time for all, including the most impoverished.

There are lessons to be learned and adventures to be had within the pages of this literary travel treasure. Explore Christmas in Africa and prepare to walk away challenged on the concepts of what it really means to have peace, joy and love during the holiday season.

Book Awards

Oct 2022 Readers Favorite 4 star award
Dec 2022 Literary Titan gold book award
Spring 2023 Firebird Book Award Winner -Holiday
March 2023 Book Excellence Award Finalist- Holiday 
March 2023 Independent Press Award 2023, Winner Holiday category
March 2023 Incipere Awards 2023, Honourable Mention, Christian category
April 2023 Los Angeles Book Festival 2023 Honourable Mention, Spiritual/Religious 
2022 Indie Today award, Notable entry
Summer 2023 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, winner Inspirational category 
IAN Awards Winner Religion/Christian 

 Oct 2023 2023 Pen Craft Book Awards 2nd place Winner, Christian non-fiction Category

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The Smiling Coast

After viewing the British television show, ‘Desmonds’, and hearing one of the characters talk about his homeland, The Gambia, Terry Lister decided he had to visit. Equipped with this determination and a valid passport, he makes his way to the West African coast to experience the sights and wonders of this beautiful country.

Both the expected and unexpected await the prolific world-traveller as he meets up with old friends and makes new ones. From encounters with leaping gorillas to brushes with ‘evil spirits’, Lister exposes the curious reader to many of the spectacles and delights of The Gambia in this hilarious and educational short-read.

If you’ve got one hour, you’ve got time to explore The Gambia: The Smiling Coast.



The Land of Peace and Purpose

Many travellers associate Senegal with the Door of No Return—the place where over two million Africans passed through Gorée Island on the way to the New World for centuries. While this is certainly a historic feature of the county, there’s so much more to experience.

And world-traveller Terry Lister has proof!

Terry escorts the curious reader along Senegal’s culture-rich coast as he explores national landmarks, stumbles upon unexpected African markets, and makes new friends along the way, notwithstanding debilitating language barriers. Of course, there are the familiar squabbles with border patrolmen and taxi drivers. Yet all these experiences are what make this amusing short-read both educational and unforgettable.

If you’ve got one hour, you’ve got time to travel to Senegal: The Land of Peace and Purpose.



He was willing to let foreign cultures collide with his own perceptions. This time, they exceeded every expectativon.


Terry Lister still wasn’t done unearthing new experiences. After his harrowing travels through parts of West Africa, he set his sights on four more of the vast continent’s countries in the hope of gleaning insights into unfamiliar values and intriguing local customs. And with the infamous Ivory Coast on his list-to-visit, he knew he’d be in for the unexpected.


Armed as usual with his meticulous research, Terry was prepared to venture far beyond tourist traps in his thirst for knowledge. But as he quickly realized, sometimes the most well-planned journeys reveal their deepest secrets when spontaneity strikes.


In this second installment, Terry Lister returns with his trademark wit and wisdom to share with readers his quest to show the side of a landscape rarely seen. And as he debunks the myths about danger and risk, heads to pristine beaches, and discovers ancient castles, this down-to-earth explorer delivers on his promise: an unforgettable adventure that will spark your soul.


A New Day Dawns: My Solo Journey Into West Africa is the hugely entertaining second book in the Travels with Terry travelogue series. If you like real-life stories, people who adore pushing boundaries, and spirited tales of solitary encounters, then you’ll love this exciting dive into an incredible challenge.


Buy A New Day Dawns to see the sunrise with different eyes today!

Book Awards 

Nov 21, 2021 Readers Favorite 5 star award
Dec 28, 2021 Literary Titans gold star award
Jan 28, 2022 Indies Today 2021 Awards : Adventure:Runner Up
March15, 2022  lndependent Press Award: Travelogue:Winner 
March 31,2022 lncipere Awards: Historical 3rd place
April 27, 2022 Book Excellence Award: Travel : Finalist.
August 2022 Global EBook Award
Sept 6, 2022 Readers Favorite International Book Awards 2022 Adventure: Winner, Non-fiction: Adventure
Sept 24, 2022 Paris Book Festival, Winner: Travel
Nov 13, 2022 IAN Book of The Year Awards: Outstanding Travel/Nature Category Winner 
June 2023 National Indie Excellence Awards 2023 Finalist, Travel category 

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Avid traveler Terry Lister craved another leg of the journey. After retiring and making it his goal to see the planet in eight-week-long sojourns, he set his sights on visiting the one place that scares off most Westerners: West Africa. And with abundant research of the vast landscape under his belt, nothing would stop this global nomad from enjoying a sixty-day solo trip like no other.

From harrowing experiences with border police to escapades on crowded mini-buses, Lister embraced every challenge he encountered off the beaten path. And as his priceless interactions with locals painted a true picture of an often-misrepresented land, he took it upon himself to prove traveling through these five evocative countries is perfectly safe.

In a refreshing take on international travel, Terry Lister provides vigorous encouragement to those who have dreamed of touring this extraordinary region to take the leap of faith. And with heartening stories involving the residents, the optimism and lifestyles of those living thousands of miles away will inspire you to plan your very own inspiring excursion.

Immersed in West Africa is the eye-opening first book in the Travels with Terry travelogue series. If you like soul-searching adventures, breathtaking geographies, and intriguing backpacking anecdotes, then you’ll love Terry Lister’s motivational adventure.

Buy Immersed in West Africa to get the bags packed today!

Book Awards 

Readers' Favourite five star award, April 26, 2021
Literary Titans Book award, May 3, 2021
3 Best Senegal Travel Guides, 3 Books of all time, Book Authority,ranked#1

Guinea Bissau Travel Guide #3 Best Seller 
Book Excellence Award Finalist, May 17, 2021 

2020 Incipere Awards First place- Adventure 

5 Best Mauritania travel books of all time, Book Authority
9 Best Gambia Travel Guide Books of all time, Book Authority
Indies Today 2020 Awards : Notable 2020 Entry
Independent Press award 2021  Travel : Distinquished Favorite .April14, 2021
2021 International Book Awards Finalist: Travel june 18, 2021

2021 Paris Book Festival Travel : Runner Up
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award fall 2021 Travel Adventure category.
Top Shelf 2022 Book Awards Winner, Travel 

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