By Paul Theroux
Gauging the scenario, he talks to Africans, reduction staff, missionaries, and travelers. What effects is an insightful meditation at the historical past, politics, and sweetness of Africa and its humans, and "a vibrant portrayal of the key sweetness, the hidden power, and the long-patient desire that lies simply underneath the outside" (Rocky Mountain News). In a brand new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic occasions of a go back to Africa to go to Zimbabwe.
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