Thursday, June 14, 2012

Swahili for the broken-hearted by Peter Moore

This was a book I picked up from the local Recycling Centre a week ago. Peter Moore is an Australian travel writer with a parched dry wit. After breaking up with his girlfriend, the GND (Girl next door), he decided to travel through the Dark Continent of Africa from Cape Town to Cairo to find solitude and anonymity in the face of personal crisis. He travelled from the southernmost city to the pyramids of Egypt in the north. He had to grapple with political turmoil in almost every country along the way, civil wars and corrupt governments. This was an epic, hilarious true story of derring-do and derring-probably-shouldn't-have.

 If you are ever heartbroken one day and consider a trip like this through Africa, this is a must read!


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