Genre: Arts, History & Current Affairs
Published: 1 December 2002
Publisher: Doubleday

African Diary

by Bill Bryson

AFRICAN DIARY is Bill Bryson’s inimitable account of a trip to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of mankind, is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves, stunning landscapes and a vibrant cultural tradition. But it is also a country that shares many serious human and environmental problems with the rest of Africa: refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. With his trademark wry observation and unexpected insights, Bryson visits a continent full of wonder, beauty and danger.