Bill Bryson's African Diary
ISBN: 0767915062
EAN13: 9780767915069
Language: English
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Invited by CARE International, the author of In a Sunburned Country now visits Kenya and observes the many contrasts of Kenyan life, from the country's dramatic geography and famous game reserves to its postcolonial poverty and environmental problems. The author's earnings from this diary, as well as a portion of the profits, go to CARE. of color photos.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh. -- Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight.