Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa

Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa

by Richard Grant
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Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa by Richard Grant

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781439154144
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 506,199
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Richard Grant is an award-winning author, journalist, and television host. His books include Crazy River, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, and American Nomads, which has since been made into a BBC documentary of the same name.

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Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this adventure book about the author's travels inAfrica. I found it a joy to read, and wish I could have been there with him. This book was the next best thing. Really great reading!
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