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Dervla Murphy's has been recording her travel experiences — treks through (among other places) India, Ireland, Transylvania, and several countries in Africa — for well over thirty years. In Sour from the Limpopo, she continues her writings on the African continent, bringing her unique insights to the still-troubled country of South Africa.<P>This three-part journey of more than 6000 miles (before during, and after the elections of 1994) took Murphy through all nine provinces of the new South Africa. She stayed in remote impoverished ex-"homeland" villages, the luxurious homes of rich whites and the simple homes of poor whites. In the vast black township of Khayelitsha she made good friends, as she did among the rural Boers of the platteland.

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A celebrated Northern Irish travel writer approaches the complex political and social climate of contemporary South Africa, finding some comparisons to her own troubled native land. In order to directly encounter the land and its people, she travels by bicycle and stays in municipal watering holes, campgrounds, remote ex-"homeland" villages, and private homes of both the poor and the wealthy.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879519483
Author:
Murphy, Dervla
Publisher:
Overlook Books
Location:
Woodstock, NY :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
South Africa Description and travel.
Subject:
Murphy, Dervla - Travel - South Africa
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.33x6.32x1.60 in. 1.82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Travel » Africa » General
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