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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux - Hardcover - Fifth Impression - pp. 472, sketch maps. SIGNED by  - from The Edmonton Book Store (SKU: 159028)

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux - Hardcover - Fifth Impression - pp. 472, sketch maps. SIGNED by  - from The Edmonton Book Store (SKU: 159028)
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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

by Paul Theroux

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0618134247
ISBN 13
9780618134243
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 472, sketch maps. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 2003. Fifth Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Signed by Author.

Synopsis

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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The Edmonton Book Store CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
159028
Title
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Author
Paul Theroux
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
Fifth Impression
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0618134247
ISBN 13
9780618134243
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
pp. 472, sketch maps. SIGNED by
Size
8vo

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