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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

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a book by Paul Theroux

In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux"s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to … see full wiki

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Mariner Books
Date Published: April 5, 2004
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African Adventure; overland from Cairo to Capetown

  • Apr 14, 2009
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Paul Theroux has pulled it off again.  In Dark Star Safari, he travels mostly overland from North to South.  He revisits nations and former stomping grounds from his days in the Peace Corp and as a University Professor.  His insight to the joy and troubles of Africa are intuitive.    He convinces me of the weakness and limitations associated with the 'agents of virtue' who pour aid into nations without regard for their actual needs.

This is one of many of Paul Theroux' travel stories, and one of his best.
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April 14, 2009
hey Frank... great to see you here!! Hope you dig it. I've seen Hansi and Kiwi here too...but i think you've written the first review. Thanks! Hansi is here @Hanseroo and Kiwi is here: @kiwinz. hope you like lunch!
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