Red Nile: The Biography of the World’s Greatest River
A rip-roaring yet intimate biography of the mighty Nile by Robert Twigger, award-winning author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. 'A tour de force' FINANCIAL TIMES.
So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's most sustained creator.
In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrative like no other. As he navigates a meandering course through the history of the world's greatest river, he plucks the most intriguing, colourful and dramatic stories - truly a Nile red in tooth and claw.
The result is both an epic journey through the whole sweep of human and pre-human history, and an intimate biography of the curious life of this great river, overflowing with stories of excess, love, passion, splendour and violence.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mfedore - LibraryThing
Robert Twigger demonstrates his impressive abilities as a raconteur in his book, Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River. He links thousands of years of human history and tells diverse and ... Read full review
RED NILE: A Biography of the World's Greatest RiverUser Review - Kirkus
A rich tapestry of Nile lore and legend, stretching from theancients to the fall of the latest tyrant.British author Twigger (Dr. Ragab's Universal Language,2009, etc.) lived in Cairo for seven years ... Read full review