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The Ukimwi road : from Kenya to Zimbabwe

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dervla Murphy ... pedall[ed] or push[ed] her bicycle over some of the roughest roads in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet the beauty of the contrasting landscapes along her 3000 mile route from Kenya through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia to Zimbabwe more than compensated for the hazardous and unexpected ... Inevitably she was caught up in the harrowing problems of the peoples amongst whom she travelled ... Hours of  Read more...
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Named Person: Dervla Murphy; Dervla Murphy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dervla Murphy
ISBN: 0719552508 9780719552502
OCLC Number: 60106595
Description: 276 pages
Contents: A rough welcome - Nairobi to Sotik; graduates or warriors - Sotik to Maseno; across the first border - Maseno to Entebbe; a pause insular and urban; other kingdoms - Kampala to Fort Portal; feminism rampant - Fort Portal to Kyotera; Tanzania through the back door - Kyotera to Shinyanga via Bukoba; trivial trials - Shinyanga to Iringa; highland fling - Iringa to Tukuya; one-man-Banda - the two faces of Malawi; over the hills and far away - Karonga to Lundazi; the last frontier - Lundazi to Karoi.
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Tells of Dervla Murphy's cycle journey through sub-Saharan Africa. She describes the beauty and ruggedness of the countries she visited, but also offers her own view of the concern of the people with  Read more...

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