My Ultimate African Safari
Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8522-2 (0-7710-8522-2)
Pub Date: May 21, 2013
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For all Theroux travel writing fans and particularly the legions of lovers of Dark Star Safari and Eastern Star.
Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux resumes the African trip recounted in his brilliant Dark Star Safari, from Cairo to Capetown down the right-hand of Africa. For ten years he longed to return Capetown, and travel up the the left-hand side to Congo. After 50 years of travel and past retirement age, this is the last trip of this kind the author will take, and this is the story his fans have been waiting for.
"[Theroux’s] ability to map new terrain, both interior and exterior, and to report from places that seldom make the news, remains undiminished."
"Theroux’s prose is as vividly descriptive and atmospheric as ever and, though a bit curmudgeonly, he’s still wide open to raw, painful interactions between his psyche and his surroundings."
—Publishers Weekly, starred
"In this intensely personal book, Theroux honestly confronts racism, stigma, privilege and expectations . . . Reading this enlightening book won’t only open a window into Theroux’s mind, it will also impart a deeper understanding of Africa and travel in general."
“Theroux is a real-world traveler: He drops you smack into the dirt and desires of a land and its people. . . . Go on, turn the first few pages. Then I dare you to put it down.”
—Charleston Post and Courier
PAUL THEROUX's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel, and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.
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