Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari is a journey overland from
Cairo to Cape Town. He travels
across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, through Egypt,
the Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique,
Zimbabwe and South Africa. Encompassing some of the most beautiful
landscapes on Earth - and some of the most dangerous - Dark Star
Safari is a powerful love letter to the continent of Africa.
About The Author
Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. After graduating from university in 1963, he travelled first to Italy and then to Africa where he worked as a Peace Corps teacher at a bush school in Malawi, and as a lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. In 1968 he joined the University of Singapore and taught in the Department of English for three years. Throughout this time, he was publishing short stories and journalism, and he wrote a number of novels. In the early 1970s Paul Theroux moved with his wife and two children to Dorset, and then on to London. He was a resident in Britain for a total of 17 years. In this time he wrote a dozen volumes of highly praised fiction and a number of successful travel books. Paul Theroux has now returned to the United States, but he continues to travel widely.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.0
Weight (kg): 18.0
Edition Number: 1