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Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Yayınevi: Phoenix Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781780220932

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ISBN: 9781780220932
Yazar: Robert Twigger
Cilt tipi: Karton Kapak

Variously awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature, and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for his writing, poet, adventurer, and outdoor writer Robert Twigger has crossed western Canada by birchbark canoe and the Sahara Desert on foot. Here he takes us on a meandering journey down the mother river of humankind, following the Nile from the Stone Age to the Arab Spring. Illustrated with a section of color photos, the book is both an epic journey through the full sweep of history and an intimate biography of the curious life of the great river just beyond his door, overflowing with stories of excess, love, passion, splendor, and violence.

"Twigger has lived in Cairo for seven years, is married to an Egyptian and stares at the Nile every day from his study; he has fallen in the Nile, swum the Nile, drunk the waters of the Nile, kayaked and rafted, and travelled the length of it by plane. He is, in fact, an Old Hand, Twigger of the Nile.... Rambling, discursive, chatty, anecdotal, funny ... [the book is] a series of ripping yarns, and highly entertaining.... I think Twigger may have invented a new genre—the Ramblelogue."—Independent (London)

English

2013

466 Pages

13 x 20 cm.