Tubab means foreigner—someone from outside of Africa. TUBABS IN AFRICA is the story of a small group of American college students who spend a summer in The Gambia, West Africa.
After two weeks of language and culture training near the Gambian capital Banjul, the students head up country. The trip gets serious when they reach the small village of Bajakunda at the far eastern end of the country. No tourist hotels, no restaurants, no electricity, no running water, the students come face to face with the stark realities of rural life in a developing country.
Upon their return to the capital region, they each undertake a research project. Andrew goes far out into the Atlantic in a wooden pirogue with local fishermen; Summer assists midwives; Anne hauls water barefoot in the women's garden.
TUBABS IN AFRICA documents their inspiring, amazing, and at times hilarious voyage of discovery.