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泌 amazon indie Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country 﫥 Kindle By Tim Butcher אַ 泌 amazon indie Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country 﫥 Kindle By Tim Butcher אַ For me terror manifests itself through clear physical symptoms, an ache that grows behind my knees and a choking dryness in my throat, writes British journalist Butcher in the preface of this devastating yet strangely exhilarating account of his six week ordeal retracing the steps of 19th century explorer H.M Stanley s Victorian era travels through the present day hell that is the Republic of Congo Setting out into the war torn, disease infested backcountry of Congo in 2000 against the wishes of just about everyone in his lifefamily, friends, editors and a wild assortment of government officials the corrupt and the corrupt Butcher quickly finds horror than he d previously experienced in his 10 years as a war correspondent With my own eyes I had peered into a hidden African world where human bones too numerous to bury were left lying on the ground His tale is chock a block with gruesome details about the brutal Belgian rule of the late 19th century as well as the casual disregard for life on the contemporary scene Part travelogue, part straight forward reportage, Butcher s story is a full throated lament for large scale human potential wasted with no reasonable end in sight Oct Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.A journalist for the UKsDaily Telegraph, Butcher undertook a hazardous African trip in 2004, traveling from Lake Tanganyika to the Atlantic Ocean via the Congo River And hedid not travelvia foreigners usual conveyance in Africaaircraftbut overland by motorbike, dugout canoe, and UN patrol boat This account of his six week long journey proves to be an exceptionally gripping example of travel writing, not only because of its roster of obstaclessurmounted by the resourceful traveler but also because of its empathy for those who assisted Butcher in passing through the Democratic Republic of the Congo Encountering ordinary Congolese, staff of the UN and humanitarian agencies, and elderly holdovers from the Belgian colonial era, Butcher catches their life stories as he recounts the historical waypoints such as Henry Stanleys 187477 exploration, whose route Butcher followed in Congos connection to and postcolonial detachment from the modern world, symbolized in dilapidated sights such as crumbling post offices and hulks of river boats Depicting the countrys dire physical plight and lawless corruption, Butcher delivers an unblinking firsthandportrait of contemporary Congo Gilbert Taylor Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country

    • Hardcover
    • 396 pages
    • B0097D6XNO
    • Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country
    • Tim Butcher
    • English
    • 2018-01-21T21:02+02:00