Dark Star Safari Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

ISBN-10: 0618446877
ISBN-13: 9780618446872
Authors: Paul Theroux
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Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Number of pages: 496 Dimensions: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.210 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Lighting Out
The Mother of the World
Up and Down the Nile
The Dervishes of Omdurman
The Osama Road to Nubia
The Djibouti Line to Harar
The Longest Road in Africa
Figawi Safari on the Bandit Road
Rift Valley Days
Old Friends in Bat Valley
The MV Umoja Across Lake Victoria
The Bush Train to Dar es Salaam
The Kilimanjaro Express to Mbeya
Through the Outposts of the Plateau
The Back Road to Soche Hill School
River Safari to the Coast
Invading Drummond's Farm
The Bush Border Bus to South Africa
The Hominids of Johannesburg
The Wild Things at Mala Mala
Faith, Hope, and Charity on the Limpopo Line
The Trans-Karoo Express to Cape Town
Blue Train Blues
Postscript