Dark Star Safari

Overland from Cairo to Capetown
Product Number: EB00031021
Released: Apr 05, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547526775
Publisher: Mariner Books
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In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.

Author(s): Paul Theroux
Genre: Travel
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2004

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