Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik

One Woman's Solo Misadventures Across Africa


By Marie Javins

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Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik is a spirited African adventure of a solo woman traveler whose overland excursion across the continent includes challenges, inevitable mishaps, and more than a few debacles.

Author and world traveler Marie Javins is an unflappable narrator, who takes even the most bizarre and patience-trying situations with a dose of good humor. Javins fell in love with Africa when she traversed the continent in 2001 as part of a larger world tour. She later returned to spend half of 2005 revisiting the people and places that had so impacted her on her first trip. Javins was struck not by the desperation of Africa, but by its hope — the dignity of its people, the vibrancy of its cities, and the inherent adventure that is inherent it offered.

Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik is a funny and compassionate account of the sort of lively and heedless undertaking that could only happen in Africa. Javins’s brushes with wildlife are punctuated with more serious dilemmas. Through it all, Javins’s experience of Africa is life-altering, and her witty observations make for the best kind of travel literature which takes its readers into the heart and soul of the continent.
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On Sale
May 20, 2009
Page Count
336 pages
Seal Press

Marie Javins

About the Author

Marie Javins is a writer and editor who left a fun-filled job at Marvel Comics to go around the world by local transport in 2001, blogging all the way on She is the author of Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey (Menasha Ridge Press, 2005) and a full-time freelancer who colors and edits for Marvel Comics, Gemstone Comics, and Kuwait’s Teshkeel Media Group. Originally from Northern Virginia, Javins considers herself a New Yorker but has lived in Australia, Barcelona, Uganda, Namibia, New Jersey, and Kuwait over the last five years. She can say “hello,” “thank you,” and “how much” in seven languages.

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