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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town | Paul Theroux
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The author recounts his odyssey down the length of Africa, from Cairo to South Africa, describing the bad food, many delays, discomforts, and dangers of his trip, along with the people and places of the real Africa.
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The journey from Cairo to Cape Town is a super cool thing, but I don‘t need all the name dropping “ooh, look how many famous people I know” or the superbly annoying “I‘m such a great traveler who knows everything and understand Africa perfectly, I am nothing like the pathetic tourists doing touristy things, I‘m so much better”. Had a hard time finishing the book because of this. Even I have experienced more interesting things in Africa, so…

Texreader I've only read the preface but I am picking up on that attitude. 2w
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When it gets superbly light outside I tend to love reading chunksters. I have been meaning to read these three for years, and it really is time for me to just do it! I‘ve already chosen the bookmarks, so I‘m halfway there, right? 😆

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Look what I picked up from the charity bookshop today ❤️#ReadingAfrica2022 and #takesplaceonatrain #pop22

TrishB You got your perfect volunteer role! 9mo
BarbaraBB That looks fantastic. I love Theroux‘ train travel books. Will get me a copy too! 9mo
Cinfhen I will send it to you when I‘m done @BarbaraBB #SharingIsCaring 9mo
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Librarybelle Great find! 9mo
Cinfhen For sure @TrishB I put $ in the till every time I go in!!! 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve found a few for #ReadingAfrica22 @Librarybelle it‘s a great resource 🥰 9mo
BarbaraBB That‘s so sweet but PLEASE don‘t feel obliged to do so much each time I like your books ❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s honestly my pleasure @BarbaraBB I love passing books around 🥰 9mo
BarbaraBB Well, thank you. I love it too. The sending and the receiving 🤍 9mo
squirrelbrain You could probably tick off most of Africa with that one! 9mo
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This books covers a bunch of countries for #readingafrica2022

So far, these are the ones I‘ve identified: #Egypt, #Ethiopia, #Kenya, #Tanzania, #Mozambique, #Zimbabwe, #SouthAfrica, #Malawi, #Sudan

Librarybelle Stacking this! 12mo
BarbaraBB Paul Theroux is always good when it comes to travel books! 12mo
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