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In Praise of Savagery

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One man's journey in the footsteps of a great explorer into the heart of Africa

As a young man, Warwick Cairns met the then elderly explorer Wilfred Thesiger and the two men struck up an unlikely friendship. Invited to visit him at his African home, Cairns decides to make a bit of an adventure of it and do some of the journey on foot. When he himself was a young man, Thesiger led an expedition to explore the course of the Awash river in Ethiopia. Every westerner that had gone before him had been killed by local tribesmen. Needless to say, he survived. Alternating chapters chart Warwick's journey with that of Thesiger creating a captivating dual narrative that is part travel book, part biography, part autobiography, and part history with fair doses of philosophy and humor thrown in for good measure. This highly original book defies classification, but is always effortlessly readable.

About the Author

Warwick Cairns is the author of How to Live Dangerously.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780007414031
Author:
Cairns, Warwick
Publisher:
Friday Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Lifestyle, sport and leisure / Travel and holiday / Travel writing
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Biography and True Stories / Memoirs
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
TRAVEL / Essays and Travelogues
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers and Explorers
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explo
Subject:
rers
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AU
Subject:
TOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Memoirs
Subject:
Travel writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
197 x 130 mm

Related Subjects

Biography » General
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Languages » ESL » General
Travel » Africa » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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