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BLOOD RIVER: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A somber, eye-opening journey into the definitive heart of darkness.Joseph Conrad is the tutelary spirit of this work by Daily Telegraph correspondent Butcher, who for years "had stared at maps dominated by the Congo River, a silver-bladed sickle, its handle anchored on the coasts, its tip buried deep in the equatorial forest" and, emphatically without the approval of his newspaper employer ... Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Elliott Walker

In this unforgettable African odyssey, the London Daily Telegraph's Tim Butcher takes the reader on a dangerous and disturbing 44day trek along the path of the Congo River, from the heart of subSaharan Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Butcher's trip, which he dubs "ordeal travel," proceeds through the heart of the Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo, later Zaire) by motorbike, barge and dugout canoe ... Read full review

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Great book! Great view on today's problems in Congo.

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