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Dark star safari : overland from Cairo to Cape Town

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
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"A rich and insightful travel book in the tradition that made Paul Theroux's reputation, Dark Star Safari takes us the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, forgotten train, and rusting steamer. Theroux confronts delay, discomfort, bullets, and bad food while encountering a remarkable mix of places and people. Beginning in Cairo and ending in Cape Town, he goes on the ultimate safari to the true heart of Africa, not  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theroux, Paul.
Dark star safari.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
(OCoLC)606933758
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0618134247 9780618134243
OCLC Number: 50424335
Description: 472 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Lighting out --
2. The mother of the world --
3. Up and down the Nile --
4. The dervishes of Omdurman --
5. The Osama Road to Nubia --
6. The Djibouti line to Harar --
7. The longest road in Africa --
8. Figawi safari on the Bandit Road --
9. Rift Valley days --
10. Old friends in Bat Valley --
11. The MV Umoja across Lake Victoria --
12. The bush train to Dar es Salaam --
13. The Kilimanjaro express to Mbeya --
14. Through the outposts of the plateau --
15. The back road to Soche Hill School --
16. River safari to the coast --
17. Invading Drummond's farm --
18. The bush border bus to South Africa --
19. The hominids of Johannesburg --
20. The wild things at Mala Mala --
21. Faith, hope, and charity on the Limpopo Line --
22. The Trans-Karoo Express to Cape Town --
23. Blue train blues.
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"A rich and insightful travel book in the tradition that made Paul Theroux's reputation, Dark Star Safari takes us the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, forgotten train, and rusting steamer. Theroux confronts delay, discomfort, bullets, and bad food while encountering a remarkable mix of places and people. Beginning in Cairo and ending in Cape Town, he goes on the ultimate safari to the true heart of Africa, not the lavish game parks with overfed guests but the small villages of the bush and the filthy chaotic cities that define this forgotten continent"--Publisher's description.

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