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Dark Star Safari

by Theroux, Paul

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  • hardcover
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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET NEAR FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 1ST PRINTING. HANDSOME, COLLECTIBLE COPY.

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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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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
19653
Title
Dark Star Safari
Author
Theroux, Paul
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used - BOOK NEAR FINE
Jacket condition
JACKET NEAR FINE
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2003
Size
8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall

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