In January 1992, Dervla Murphy prescribed herself several carefree months and embarked on a cycle tour (pedalling and pushing) from Kenya to Zimbabwe via Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia on the cyclist's equivalent of a Rolls Royce called Lear. Before long, she realized that for travellers who wish to remain stress-free, Africa is the wrong continent. Inevitably she was caught up in the harrowing problems of the peoples she met; the devastating effects of AIDS (ukimwi is Swahili for AIDS), drought and economic collapse; scepticism about Western "aid schemes"; and corruption and incompetence, both white and black.
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flamingo pbk,travels from Kenya to Zimbabwe by bicycleBook Description:
Tells of Dervla Murphy's cycle journey through sub-Saharan Africa. She describes the beauty and ruggedness of the countries she visited, but also offers her own view of the concern of the people with Western development projects, AIDS, and the return of communities to traditional ways.
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Book Description 1994-10-24., 1994. Book Condition: New. Flamingo. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 288pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1708916
Book Description Flamingo, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006548024