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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date April 5, 2004
Pages 496
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618446872
ISBN-10 0618446877
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summaries and Reviews
In his first travelogue in eight years, the renowned travel writer takes readers into the heart of Africa by bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, military convoy, train, and ferry boat, revealing the dangers and sheer joy of traveling across the unpredictable continent. Reprint. description: Product Description:
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.

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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (April 5, 2004)
9780618446872 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The author recounts his odyssey down the length of Africa, from Cairo to South Africa, describing the bad food, many delays, discomforts, and dangers of his trip, along with the people and places of the real Africa.

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