Facing The Congo
At thirty-three one's direction in life should be clear, and mine was not.' In search of some direction, or at least a new challenge, Jeffrey Tayler gave up his day job of opening rejection letters from publishers and went exploring. Having always been fascinated by Africa and the great age of Victorian exploration he went to Kinshasa in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and found a boa...
Paperback: 341 pages
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (May 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 5579345
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“I'm beginning to think people *wish* Tayler had been shot by thugs or half-drowned in a whirlpool or decapitated by cannibals.What people don't seem to realise, they who write from their comfy chairs, is that tribulations need not come from bloodthir...”
to take him up-river to Kisangani, deep in the heart of the jungle. Not content with that, he then bought a pirogue (a kind of canoe), hired a guide and set out to paddle the 1,000 miles back to Kinshasa. A personal journey, an intrepid voyage, an exceptionally well-written travelogue: FACING THE CONGO is all these things and more. A wonderfully vivid and exciting read for armchair adventurers everywhere.