Dark Star Safari (Tpb)

Dark Star Safari (Tpb) : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

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Paul Theroux sets off for Cape Town from Cairo - the hard way. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, he visits some of the most beautiful and dangerous landscapes on earth. It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery - charting both unexpected places those visited as a young teacher 40 years before. In the Swahili language, the word 'safari' simply means 'journey', and this - to Theroux - is the ultimate journey. It is a trip where chance encounter is everything, where departure and arrival time are an irrelevance and where contentment can be found balancing on top of a truck in the middle of nowhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 421.84g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • maps
  • 0141035129
  • 9780141035123
  • 1,144,411

About Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Blinding Light, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and Fresh Air Fiend. The Mosquito Coast and Dr. Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux is also a frequent contributor to magazines. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the
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