BY Richard Grant : Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa – EBOOK Read

  • Paperback
  • 323
  • Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa
  • Richard Grant
  • English
  • 26 January 2019
  • 9781439154144

Richard Grant ¹ 5 review

Summary Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa Richard Grant ¹ 5 review Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Richard Grant Plored river in Tanzania he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves whores and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat And then the real adventure begins Known to local tribes as “the river of bad spirits” the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions Dodging bullets hippos and crocodiles Grant finally emerges in war torn Burundi where. I take guilty pleasure in reading about this man s travails throughout the world Now that I ve come back to write a review and have seen that his body of work has increased I m sure I ll read This book also made some fascinating points about how aid and development can go terribly wrong even if made with the best of intentions

Summary Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East AfricaCrazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa

Summary Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa Richard Grant ¹ 5 review Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Richard Grant He befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man eating crocodile known as Gustave He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile Gripping illuminating sometimes harrowing often hilarious Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern day exploration of Africa and the unraveling of Grant’s peeled battered mind as he tries to take it all i. This is essentially a travelog about the author s travels through East Africa It details the journey from Zanzibar across to Tanzania to make the first descent of the Malagarasai River He also is looking to see the origins of the White Nile for himself and interview the president of Rwanda This story gives the short story of the woes of travel in East Africa health issues encountered along the way as well as introducing us to the cast of people who helped him along the way The writing is easy to read and the descriptions of the characters he meets are uite entertaining The reader is able to travel vicariously through him in some of the back country areas of a part of the world not easily traveled His report of the conversation with the Rwandan president was interesting and makes me want to learn of East African history than the news reveals Once I had time to sit and read the story was uite engrossing

Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Richard Grant

Summary Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa Richard Grant ¹ 5 review Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Richard Grant From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East AfricaNO ONE TRAVELS UITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and really no one should In his last book the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre Now Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness wit and curiosity into East Africa Setting out to make the first descent of an unex. I enjoyed reading this book while I was travelling through Malawi many of Grant s observations and insights about African culture and travel resonated with my experiences and with the stories I d heard from other travellers and I agreed with his views on aid I m not a big fan of travel writing in general though Reading books like this usually makes me feel like I m swapping tales with other travelers which I do enjoy except without being able to relate my own experience or get into deeper discussionsarguments about the issuesI ve also noticed that travel books tend to include far too many overwrought insights into the author s state of mind and emotions for my tastes somehow I never seem to find myself having the same sorts of crises of conscience or emotion or identity while travelling The few male travel writers I ve read this one included also seem to spend a lot of time in bars commenting on how beautiful the women around are something I m not particularly interested in reading male readers may feel differently