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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux - Paperback - from The Saint Bookstore (SKU: A9780140281118)

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux - Paperback - from The Saint Bookstore (SKU: A9780140281118)

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

by Paul Theroux

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ISBN 13
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Paperback / softback. New. Offers an account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, the author visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous.

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In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux’s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, “chicken bus,” and cattle truck, Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful — and often life-threatening — landscapes on earth. This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. “Africa is materially more decrepit than it was when I first knew it,” he writes, “hungrier, poorer, less educated, more pessimistic, more corrupt, and you can’t tell the politicians from the witch doctors. Not that Africa is one place. It is an assortment of motley republics and seedy chiefdoms. I got sick, I got stranded, but I was never bored. In fact, my trip was a delight and a revelation.” Seeing firsthand what is happening across Africa, Theroux is as obsessively curious and wittily observant as always, and his readers will find themselves on an epic and enlightening journey. Dark Star Safari is one of his bravest and best books.

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A9780140281118
Title
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Author
Paul Theroux
Format/binding
Paperback / softback
Book condition
New New
Quantity available
10
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140281118
ISBN 13
9780140281118
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
August 7, 2003

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