The Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola
Heading north from Cape Town, through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola, Paul Theroux makes a final journey along Africa's western edge. The end of the line is the Congo but Theroux discovers that his trip's pleasures are tempered by a growing sense that the Africa which so long ago helped form him has vanished, along with the hopes of many of its people. Yet after 2,500 miles Theroux finds that though this will be his ultimate African adventure there are still surprises to be found by the traveller prepared to step off the beaten track.
'A melancholic, farewell journey . . . Theroux does all this inimitably, and more, getting better the more detours he takes'Evening Standard'Hard to put down, brutal honesty. Theroux proves himself a sharp observer of human foibles and a master of pithy description. The book he has crafted out of his experiences packs plenty of bang'Spectator
Author Paul Theroux(2014)
ISBN 0141029595, 9780141029597
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