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Blinding Light
Slade Steadman has become wealthy from the proceeds of a single book he wrote more than 20 years ago, his account of his travels without passport, without luggage and with little money has inspired lines of luggage, fancy travel gear and travel clothing. A film and television program based on the book have a large cult following. But Steadman's 20-year writer's block leaves him unhappy and hungering for another travel book. A trip into the jungle of E...
Dark Star Safari
Paul Theroux journeys across Africa, from Cairo to Capetown, exploring and seeing what his education work as a younger man has come to. Paul Theroux is a successful American writer known for his travel works, especially his writings on Africa. As a young man, Theroux was a professor in Malawi. During his time he befriended several intellectuals and young politicians who would later grow up to be prominent members of African society. He meets one of his o...