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Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo to Cape Town

Biography / Memoir
One of the great modern books on Africa, a north-south journey through the continent of Africa.

By: Paul Theroux(Author)

512 pages, no illustrations

Hamish Hamilton

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #152283 | ISBN-13: 9780140281118
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #131645 | ISBN: 024114048X
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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 – Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa – he visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous. It is a journey of discovery and rediscovery – of the unknown and the unexpected, but also of people and places he knew as a young and optimistic teacher forty years before.

"There is a reason why Paul Theroux is one of the most popular travel writers of our times. His gift for unlaboured yet rich prose enables him to paint a vivid and engaging picture of his journey from Cairo to Cape Town."
- Fiona Buckland, The Bookseller

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