Annelies Hickendorff

Annelies Hickendorff

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Annelies Hickendorff set first foot in Gabon during an Africa Overland trip in 2006. In a 20-year-old Landcruiser she drove more than 25,000 km from her hometown in the Netherlands to reach South Africa. This journey gave her a passion for Africa in general and Central Africa in particular: the dense tropical rainforests, exceptional natural beauty and mystic peoples put a spell on her and she has been returning to the region ever since. Annelies has been working in communications in several Sub-Saharan countries and has a keen interest in the link between environment and development.

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Interview with Annelies Hickendorff

We chat to Annelies Hickendorff, author of our new Gabon guide, about her tips for visiting the West African country and tells us her own tale of irresponsible travel. 

 

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Traditional arts: statues and masks

Author Annelies Hickendorff explores the unique features and religious background of Gabon’s famous mask and statue art.

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Forest-based communities

Gabon’s indigenous forest-based communities, the so-called ‘Pygmies’, are located throughout the country and continue to face discrimination, as author Annelies Hickendorff explains. 

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