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The Black Nile by Dan Morrison

09/08/2010

The legendary River Nile: host to one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, yet in modern times is surrounded by war, poverty, and hardship on both sides of its bank.  When an uneasy peace is reached in Sudan, journalist Dan Morrison decides to traverse the length of the mighty river, from its headwaters on Lake Victoria to the massive and fertile Nile Delta in Egypt.  He wants to discover the people and the places that make up this region, so many of them hidden and ignored by the rest of the world.  Though his journey is delayed at times due to political visa deadlocks, in the end the route is completed.  This book is the thrilling story of that voyage and all of the people he met along the way–the Sudanese freedom fighters, escaped Ugandan sex slaves, desert tribesmen and Egyptian tomb raiders  just to name a few.  This is an engrossing non-fiction travelogue that at time reads like a pure thriller.

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From → Non-Fiction, Travel

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