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by Norman Dietz,Paul Theroux

Author: Norman Dietz,Paul Theroux
Subcategory: Travel Writing
Publisher: RecordedBooks (2003)
Category: Travels
Rating: 4.5
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Norman Dietz (Narrator), Paul Theroux (Author), Recorded Books (Publisher) & 0 more. What made this one exceptional was the timing of the read

Norman Dietz (Narrator), Paul Theroux (Author), Recorded Books (Publisher) & 0 more. What made this one exceptional was the timing of the read. I had held back on Dark Star Safari until 2018 after overdosing on other Theroux titles and feeling the need to sample other writers (many of them cited in Theroux's own works).

Theroux had lived in Africa as a young and idealistic early member of the Peace Corps and part of the reason for this trip was to assess the impact on Africa of the many years of aid from Western countries. His assessment is generally critical of the long-term impact of aid programs.

John Ryle finds Paul Theroux's vision blurred by some dusty thinking on his African journey, Dark Star Safari. Pushing 60, he has a hole in his jacket and a tough journey through Ethiopia behind him. The truck he arrived on has a broken spring and isn't moving. So he asks a couple of passing Americans in a gleaming white aid agency vehicle for a ride. It's the second time it's happened.

Dark Star Safari book. 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.

Overland from Cairo to Cape Town. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States

Overland from Cairo to Cape Town. Large-leaved and many-footed shadowing, What god rules over Africa, what shape. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. After graduating from university in 1963, he travelled to Italy and then Africa, where he worked as a teacher in Malawi and as a lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. In 1968 he joined the University of Singapore and taught in the Department of English for three years. Throughout this time he was publishing short stories and journalism, and wrote a number of novels, including Fong and the Indians, Girls at Play and Jungle Lovers.

Forty years ago, Paul Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now, nearing 60, he returns to travel by train, canoe, bus, and cattle truck from one end of Africa to the other. From Cairo to Cape Town, what he finds is recorded in the style that has stamped Theroux as a master of the travelogue. His curiosity and intelligent observations help create an unforgettable portrait of the varied land that is Africa today. People Who Liked Dark Star Safari Also Liked These Free Titles

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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. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists.

He recalls the joy of wild camping by the little known pyramids of the Sudan, the peril of being shot at on the road, and how the continent has changed since he first knew it as a young man.

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Dark Star Safari Paul Theroux.

Forty years ago, Paul Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now, nearing 60, he returns to travel by train, canoe, bus, and cattle truck from one end of Africa to the other. From Cairo to Cape Town, what he finds is recorded in the style that has stamped Theroux as a master of the travelogue. His curiosity and intelligent observations help create an unforgettable portrait of the varied land that is Africa today.