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    Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Dark Star Safari (Free) Grrrrr Oh how this man irritates yet enthrals meI have just tramped down through Africa in the footsteps of Theroux sighing and tsking yet unable to put the book down This man is a genius writer yet so darn cantankerous cur

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) WHY do I keep reading books by this man? For some unknown reason I assume that I'll garner some great knowledge form his books or be amused than frustrated Thus far not Instead I'm annoyed by his arrogance and his assumption that he's different from other white people in Africa because he knows that the aide system is faulty or because he l

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) Planes trains and automobilesand a ferry; rickety smelly mini buses; a dugout canoe taxis and a cattle truckI give mad props to Theroux for humping it from Cairo to Cape Town at the age of 59 but this type of transport he only used a plane once to fly into Khartoum would scare away the discerning traveler – me This makes me even grateful for Theroux’s firsthand account of AfricaForeshadowing book spoiler He uotes and draws comparison

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Free read Dark Star Safari This was my first Theroux and on finishing it I couldn’t fully judge of the tone of a book that was written near what will

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) When Paul Theroux was a young manhe lived and taught in AfricaAfter thirty five yearshe returns to Africa for this travelogueHe starts off in Egyptdoing the rounds of the usual tourist attractionsIn Cairopeople don't see themselves as being

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    Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Paul Theroux Free read Dark Star Safari For me this is the best Paul Theroux that I have readIt was better in my opinion that his other travel non fiction The Great Railway Bazaar By

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    Free read Dark Star Safari Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Paul Theroux Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Theroux is a pompous ass A just compelling enough pompous ass

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) Near the end of Paul Theroux's north south journey across the African continent from Cairo to Cape Town he allows himself the luxury of a swanky South African train trip a rare mode of transportation for this usually spartan traveler in this fascinating trek on board cattle trucks minivans packed to the roof with Africans rickety matutus canoes and proper boats During a train stop a child begs in a prayerful way Theroux from the

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    Dark Star Safari (Free) Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Free read Dark Star Safari This book was a great read for a student of international developmentrelations I understand the author's cynicism admire his

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    Free read Dark Star Safari Dark Star Safari (Free) Paul Theroux ↠ 6 review Mayn This flipping book was an endlessly patronizing infinitely tedious rant from a burdened white man Perhaps the most annoying travel book I read GahTake 54 seats Paul Theroux I'd recommend Dark Continent My Black Arse if you're looking for a Cape to Cairo travelogue Infinitely betterEdit This article? This article right here i

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Mayn This flipping book was an endlessly patronizing infinitely tedious rant from a burdened white man Perhaps the most annoying travel book I read GahTake 54 seats Paul Theroux I d recommend Dark Continent My Black Arse if you re ooking for a Cape to Cairo travelogue Infinitely betterEdit This article This article right here is Th This book was a great read for a student of international developmentrelations I understand the author s cynicism admire his risktaking and appreciate his insight into the impact of decades of foreign intervention in Africa I didn t feel he was overly arrogant for a journey of THIS DEPTH AND MAGNITUDE IT CERTAINLY depth and magnitude it certainly to the story for better or worse It was an enjoyable read full of analysis rather than simply description Near the end of Paul Theroux s north south journey across the African continent from Cairo to Cape Town he allows himself the uxury Theroux is a pompous ass A just compelling enough pompous ass For me this is the best Paul Theroux that I have readIt was better in my opinion that his other travel non fiction The Great Railway Bazaar By Train Through Asia The Old Patagonian Express Riding the Iron Rooster By Train Through China and I think there are a couple of reasonsFirstly in Dark Star Safari the travel was not all by train This meant there was to write about In his other books which I also enjoyed don t get me wrong there is only so much he can describe about the train itself and the method of travel This book opened the door for descriptive writing about

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methodSecondly and probably while Theroux was his usual pessimistic fault finding negative self he was being far accurate with his assessment of Africa What I mean is in other books where he tears into the people the places the culture they are often not all as bad as he makes them out to be In this book a ot often than not the situations he describes negatively are in fact pretty dire So this brings an accuracy to his pessimism Thirdly Theroux has an opinion which he spends a ot of the book discussing his premise that continued foreign aid in Africa has a negative effect rather than a positive effect and this Tales Of Mu lets him examine and re examine with examples this theory The fact I buy into this probably makes this book enjoyable for me as a readerSo to the book Theroux travels overland mostly there was a short ride in a small plane due to border difficulties from Cairo to Capetown He takes in Egypt Sudan Ethiopia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Malawi Mozambiue Zimbabwe and South Africa Some places he is visiting for the first time others he is returning to and has a frame of reference He spent time in Malawi in the Peace Corps and as a teacher in Uganda so has some comparisons to make thereAlong the way he makesiterary references some involving people he knows and meets others purely by reference He also reconnected with people he knew from his previous time in Africa including the President of Uganda I had some good friends really funny ones My best friend was a guy called Apolo Nsibambi We shared an office at the Extra Mural Department at Makerere and then I got a promotion became Acting Director and I was his boss I used to tease him for calling himself Doctor he had a Ph D in political science I mocked him for wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase and being pompous I went to his wedding He came to my wedding And then I completely In The Long Green Grass lost touch with him I wonder what happened to him Doctor Nsibambi is the Prime Minister of Uganda All up one of the best books I have read this year Five stars When Paul Theroux was a young manheived and taught in AfricaAfter thirty five yearshe returns to Africa for this travelogueHe starts off in Egyptdoing the rounds of the usual tourist attractionsIn Cairopeople don t see themselves as being part of AfricaAfrica to them is poorerunder developed an. Dark Star Safari is Paul Theroux's now classic account of a journey from Cairo to Cape TownTravelling across bush and desert down rivers and across B Tched Erotic Tales Of Men In Submission lakes and through country after country Theroux visits some of the most beautifulandscapes on earth and some of the most dangerous It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery of the unknown and the unexpected but also of people and places he knew as a young and optimistic teacher forty years beforeSafari in Swahili simply means journey and this Dark Star SafariAls using his own thorough knowledge of the Bible to continually punch holes in her arguments As much as I ove a good verbal pummeling of a hypocrite this was even for me excessiveAfter traveling through several of the poorer countries of Africa and although many aid workers have their hearts in the right place he sees foreign aid rapidly removing all incentive from Africans to do things for themselves The vicious cycle goes ike this Country despots skim off significant portions of aid for themselves ittle of it if any ever reaching the intended who remain poor jobless and hungry thus drawing the need for still aidtheroux s book isn t for still aidTheroux s book isn t total festival of misanthropy He visits old friends he was in the Peace Corp makes new friends hangs out with hookers and generally appreciates the pace beauty and otherness that is AfricaSo far the Theroux travel books have been engaging enough to want to continue reading them a decent mix of humor history and bumpy ridesTheroux s Bottom ine African cities are a mess the true generous and open spirit of the African people still exists in the villagesAnd here s the reuisite wacky movie see above gif Is that a Nubian Banana or are you just happy to wake up next to me see my updates below if you really reuire an explanation WHY do I keep reading books by this man For some unknown reason I assume that I The Apple Dumpling Gang ll garner some great knowledge form his books or be amused than frustrated Thus far not Instead I m annoyed by his arrogance and his assumption that he s different from other white people in Africa because he knows that the aide system is faulty or because heived there in the 60 s Just because you have a backpack and a history with Africa doesn t make you an expert and Theroux whining about the fact that Africa hasn t The Destineers Journal Of Fantasy Nations lived up to its promise since he was thereast only makes him ook ike all the people he criticizes He wants Africa to make eaps and bounds in its economic and political policy but then how would he be able to write so endearingly of the street urchins and the poverty After all seeing those things and writing abou Grrrrr Oh how this man irritates yet enthrals meI have just tramped down through Africa in the footsteps of Theroux sighing and tsking yet unable to put the book down This man is a genius writer yet so darn cantankerous curmudgeonly and scathing that he made me want to throw the book on the floor and mash "it Even when he relishes a place it often seems that it IS THE DIRT THE STINK AND "Even when he relishes a place it often seems that it IS THE DIRT THE STINK AND SUALOR THAT the dirt the stink and the sualor that him It s a kind of machismo Proof that he isn t a tourist but a bona fide explorer and travellerYet he does take us where we tender visitors on river cruises and to safari odges would fear to go He gets under the fingernails of Africa on one heck of a magnificent journey down the spine of this vast continent There were some places I was fascinated to read about Dragons like Malawi Zimbabwe South Africa and the wilderness of the Shire River and some I found boringike Egypt or his travels across Lake Victoria But all the time he kept pulling us forward through this often torturous The Great Good Thing land Time and time again he shows us how subsistence farming and subsistenceiving have replaced the grandiose stamp of colonial history and he conveys both respect and disgust for these changes He spits vitriolically at the idea of aid to Africa and the culture of dependence that he feels it has created Herewith an extract about his views about charity in Milawi view spoiler The working of society was in the hands of charities running orphanages staffing hospitals doing triage in the pathetic education system They were saving Um Girassol Na Janela lives you couldn t fault them but in general I despaired at the very sight of aid workers as no than a maintenance crew on a power trip who had turned Malawians into beggers and whiners and development into a study in futility hide spoiler. Ion' Jonathan Raban'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exoticocales he writes The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 lean prose thatopes along at a compelling pace' Sunday Times Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Riding the Iron Rooster The Great Railway Bazaar The Elephanta Suite A Dead Hand The Tao of Travel and The Lower River The Mosuito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian island. .
D dangerousBut Paul Theroux is determined to traverse Africano matter how dangerous it may beHe Manages To Procure A Sudanese to procure a Sudanese considerable difficulty and thus begins his trip to the real AfricaAt that timethe US had dropped bombs on Sudanwhile trying to kill Osama Bin LadenIt didn t seem very safe for a one American to be travelling in SudanHoweverthe people were friendly towards himHe got to see a vastunexplored country with pyramids of its own which had been damagedFrom therehe moved on to Ethiopia s capital Adis Ababawith its crumbling infrastructure and filthHe visited Harar in Ethiopiawhere he encountered open hostility from the Blood Of The Templar localsGiven Africa s problemsTherouxikens it to a dark starWhile Kenya is famous for its safaris and wild animalsand has been romantacised by the The Consolation Prize likes of Hemingway and Isak DinesenTheroux s impressions are very differentIt is a dangerous and violent placewithots of unemploymentcrime and banditsThenit s on to Ugandawhere he had Dark Road Rising lived in his youthIt s relatively stableTanzania is poorand travelling by train there is very unpleasantIn Zambiaeveryone seems to be infected with AIDsas girls as young as ten are forced into prostitutionMalawi is so poor that a person s annual income euals the cost of a meal at an American restaurantHe spends way too much time thererefreshing the memories of his youthThenhe goes to Mozambiuewith its years of civil war and abundance ofand minesZimbabwe is nextwith its skyrocketing inflationthe repressive rule of Robert Mugabe and the forcible occupation of white farmers farms by the blacksAfter that comes South Africaand despite being the most prosperous country in Africait is still crime infestedA The Black Pyramid The Mole Wars 2 look at the newspaper scares Therouxit is full of crime of the most vicious sort Cape Townunder Table Mountain has some of the most beautiful mansions and some of the most desperate suatter settlementsIt is a veryong and grueling tripI almost found myself exhausted by the hardships he describeswhile travelling roughPrimitive accomodationdangerous placesbanditsdisease and the chance of getting killed on the roads by incompetent driversBut he braves it allThe journey doesn t end happilyhis valuables get stolen in South AfricaBreaking his return journey in Ethiopiahe gets African parasitesleaving him sick for monthsafter his return homeThe book began wellbut became rather boring in the ater halfCould have used a fair bit of editingStillan entertaining adventureAnd as he writesthe best travel is a eap in the darkAnd there is no shortage of unpredictable adventures on this journey This was my first Theroux and on finishing it I couldn t fully judge of the tone of a book that was written near what will ikely be the end of his career after a certain cynicism has taken root Since then I ve read The Great Railway Bazaar his first travel book and now a good chunk of Ghost TrainFirst it has to be said that t Planes trains and automobilesand a ferry rickety smelly mini buses a dugout canoe taxis And A Cattle TruckI Give a cattle truckI give props to Theroux for humping it from Cairo to Cape Town at the age of 59 but this type of transport he only used a plane once to fly into Khartoum would scare away the discerning traveler me This makes me even grateful for Theroux s firsthand account of AfricaForeshadowing book spoiler He uotes and draws comparisons from Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness A ot I Singing To The Dead like to read the occasional travelogue A good travel writer gives you a window into their adventures combining wit history and insight into the present day doings of the areacountrycontinent they are visiting As to humor Bill Bryson thankfullyooks for the punch ine Theroux s humor is of the curmudgeonly sort here for example pointing out the contradictory nature of the work of missionaries and aid workers He spends pages raking a missionary over the proverbial co. S the ultimate safari It is Theroux in his element a trip where chance encounter is everything where departure and arrival times are an irrelevance and where contentment can be found balancing on the top of a truck in the middle of nowherePraise for Paul Theroux'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary productive restlessness of Paul Theroux He is the most gifted most prodigal writer of his generat. ,