Laura Enridge Zera


Laura (Enridge) Zera's work can be found in The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Catapult, Quartz and Bustle, among other places. She recently completed a memoir about growing up as a competitive figure skater while single-parented by a mother with undiagnosed psychosis, and her current project is a novel set in South Africa. Her first book, 2004's self-published Tro-tros and Potholes, chronicles her solo adventures through five countries in West Africa.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Laura has lived and worked in Cameroon, Israel and South Africa. She now makes her home in Seattle.

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Tro-tros and Potholes, West Africa: Solo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,250. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
During four months of traveling rough in West Africa, Laura Enridge thrilled friends and family back home with her vivid stories, often written in “stinky internet cafés with sticky keyboards.” Here, her unedited emails are mingled with more detailed memoirs. Together they form a wonderful collection of human stories, written straight from the heart.

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