Mzungu Mjinga: Swahili for

Mzungu Mjinga: Swahili for "Crazy White Man"

by Rick Boyer


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A humorous yet informed view of the African safari experience is evoked in Rick Boyer's foray into creative nonfiction. An autobiographical look at the myth of the Great White Hunter, this tale provides an insightful look into the meeting of two cultures that has become big business—the safari as a subculture within Africa's vast expanse of uninhabited land. Providing a broader understanding of the environment and politics of Africa, the self-deprecating tale presents a keen depiction of the African landscape and the people met on the way to a final showdown with a Cape buffalo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974357324
Publisher: High Sierra Books OR
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Rick Boyer is the author of the Edgar Award–winning Billingsgate Shoal, as well as The Penny Ferry, Places Rated Almanac, and A Sherlockian Quartet. He has appeared on The Today Show, 20/20, PM Magazine, and The David Susskind Show.

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Mzungu Mjinga: Swahili for "Crazy White Man" 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love classic africa tales so I was looking forward to reading this book. It was a good tale of adventure but I found the incorrectly spelled words a distraction. Some sentences were repeated more than once. Fresh eyes to read this manuscript before publishing would have really helped.