“A New Day Dawns” Terry Lister’s Book II in the Travels with Terry Series continues into Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. The title is appropriate because this book is full of adventure and excitement every day. Terry was up at dawn on many days, to get a “good” seat in an overcrowded car. You will learn about the several types of third world transport that would amaze anyone in the West. There are rides on all sorts of terrain, there are river crossings and boat rides to islands. In golf they say, “its’ not how you drive it’s how you arrive.” The drives are part of this great odyssey across 4 African countries but there are interesting stories when you do arrive at each place. He describes crossing borders and going through Customs and Immigration. You learn about each country’s culture. You learn about the languages spoken, significant African kingdoms, the colonial past, post-independence progress and setbacks. Some have had civil wars and survived outbreaks of dangerous diseases, but the people have been resilient. You will find out which countries mine gold and diamonds. Rubber, cocoa and cashews are products of agriculture in the region. Find out what happens where. This is a fun book to read packed with information and you could call this a travel book, and adventure story or even a geography book. I recommend reading it. You will enjoy it.