Crazy River Exploration and Folly in East Africa PDF/EPUB

From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and really no one should In his last book the adventure classic God's Middle Finger he narrowly escaped death in Mexico's lawless Sierra Madre Now Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness wit and curiosity into East Africa Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves whores and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat And then the real adventure begins Known to local tribes as the river of bad spirits the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions Dodging bullets hippos and crocodiles Grant finally emerges in war torn Burundi where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man eating crocodile known as Gustave He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile Gripping illuminating sometimes harrowing often hilarious Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern day exploration of Africa and the unraveling of Grant's peeled battered mind as he tries to take it all inFrom the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and really no one should In his last book the adventure classic God's Middle Finger he narrowly escaped death in Mexico's lawless Sierra Madre Now Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness wit and curiosity into East Africa Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves whores and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat And then the real adventure begins Known to local tribes as the river of bad spirits the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions Dodging bullets hippos and crocodiles Grant finally emerges in war torn Burundi where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man eating crocodile known as Gustave He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile Gripping illuminating sometimes harrowing often hilarious Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern day exploration of Africa and the unraveling of Grant's peeled battered mind as he tries to take it all inFrom the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and really no one should In his last book the adventure classic God's Middle Finger he narrowly escaped death in Mexico's lawless Sierra Madre Now Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness wit and curiosity into East Africa Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves whores and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat And then the real adventure begins Known to local tribes as the river of bad spirits the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions Dodging bullets hippos and crocodiles Grant finally emerges in war torn Burundi where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man eating crocodile known as Gustave He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile Gripping illuminating sometimes harrowing often hilarious Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern day exploration of Africa and the unraveling of Grant's peeled battered mind as he tries to take it all in