Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Note moyenne 3,96
( 10 053 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780618446872: Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.
Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

From the Inside Flap :

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 the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, ?chicken bus,? and cattle truck, Paul Theroux passes through some of the most beautiful ? and often life-threatening ? landscapes on earth.

This is travel as discovery and also, in part, a sentimental journey. Almost forty years ago, Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now he stops at his old school, sees former students, revisits his African friends. He finds astonishing, devastating changes wherever he goes. ?Africa is materially more decrepit than it was when I first knew it,? he writes, ?hungrier, poorer, less educated, more pessimistic, more corrupt, and you can?t tell the politicians from the witch doctors.? Africa is an assortment of motley republics and seedy chiefdoms. I got sick, I got stranded, but I was never bored. In fact, my trip was a delight and a revelation.?

About the Author :

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Paul Theroux
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97806184468720000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 10,92
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Paul Theroux
Edité par Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 0618446877

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 8,06
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,01
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Theroux, Paul
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Quantité : 20
Vendeur
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2004. PAP. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire V6-9780618446872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 7,71
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Theroux, Paul
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre 2004. PAP. État : New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire IB-9780618446872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 8,43
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Theroux, Paul
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 5
Vendeur
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire 849018

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 9,09
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Theroux, Paul
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Softcover Quantité : 3
Vendeur
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Softcover. État : New. In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe. N° de réf. du libraire 9526495

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,29
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Paul Theroux
Edité par HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (2004)
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2004. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and quot;a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surfacequot; (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780618446872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,41
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Paul Theroux
Edité par HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (2004)
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 10
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 2004. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances. Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and quot;a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surfacequot; (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780618446872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 13,41
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Theroux, Paul
Edité par Mariner Books (2004)
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Mariner Books, 2004. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire 0618446877

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 11,22
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 2,57
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Theroux, Paul
Edité par Mariner Books
ISBN 10 : 0618446877 ISBN 13 : 9780618446872
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 3
Vendeur
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0618446877 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. N° de réf. du libraire OTF-S-9780618446872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 11,28
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,43
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre