Dark star safari overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Africa -- Description and travel

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StatementPaul Theroux.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT12.25 .T48 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination472 p. :
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3563719M
ISBN 100618134247
LC Control Number2002032710

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The sometime novelist is at his most masterful with DARK STAR SAFARI. (A) Entertainment Weekly Armchair travelers will wish the book went on twice as long -- and that is something, considering that the book runs more than pages.

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In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists/5. The sometime novelist is at his most masterful with DARK STAR SAFARI.

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Theroux isn’t interested in following Hemingway’s footsteps. In fact, Theroux despises Hemingway’s African safari stories that have little connection to the people of the continent (). This is a book about Theroux’s journey and. America’s master traveler (Fresh Air Fiend,etc.) takes us along on his wanderings in tumultuous bazaars, crowded railway stations, desert oases, and the occasional nicely appointed hotel lobby.“All news of out Africa is bad,” Theroux gamely begins.

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