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Dark Star Safari

Annotation
"Dark Star Safari is an 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.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2003  New York Times Notable Books of the Year


Author Notes
  Paul Theroux is the author of travel books Theroux resides in Hawaii and on Cape Cod
GenreNonFiction
Adventure
    --Travel
    --Travel
TopicsTravel
Travelers
Adventurers
Peace Corps
African culture
Writers
Authors
Christians
Missionaries
Travel
Travelers
Adventurers
Peace Corps
African culture
Writers
Authors
Christians
Missionaries
SettingAfrica
Africa