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The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

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"A supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned a friend who'd never left America, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to reach Cairo-a trip that tyranny and war had made impossible for decades. With the propulsive force of a thriller, Morrison's chronicle is a mash-up of travel narrative and reportage, packed with flights into the frightful and absurd. From the hardscrabble fishing villages on Lake Victoria to the floating nightclubs of Cairo, The Black Nile tracks the snarl of commonalities and conflicts that bleed across the Nile valley, bringing to life a complex region in profound transition.

About the Author

Dan Morrison's dispatches from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East have appeared in Slate, Newsday, National Geographic News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, and U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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ISBN:
9780143119371
Author:
Morrison, Dan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Foreign Legal Systems
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert on text stock;
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.45 x 5.55 x 0.75 in 0.65 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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