Forty years ago, Paul Theroux first went to Africa as a teacher in the Malawi bush. Now, nearing 60, he returns to travel by train, canoe, bus, and cattle truck from one end of Africa to the other. From Cairo to Cape Town, what he finds is recorded in the style that has stamped Theroux as a master of the travelogue. His curiosity and intelligent observations help create an unforgettable portrait of the varied land that is Africa today.
PAUL THEROUX's acclaimed novels include "Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, "and "The Mosquito Coast. "His renowned travel books include "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, "and "The Great Railway Bazaar. "