Facing the Congo
By (author) Jeffrey Tayler
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Facing the Congo by Jeffrey Tayler
Book DescriptionAt thirty-three one's direction in life should be clear, and mine was not.' In search of some direction, or at least a new challenge, Jeffrey Tayler gave up his day job of opening rejection letters from publishers and went exploring. Having always been fascinated by Africa and the great age of Victorian exploration he went to Kinshasa in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and found a boat to take him up-river to Kisangani, deep in the heart of the jungle. Not content with that, he then bought a pirogue (a kind of canoe), hired a guide and set out to paddle the 1,000 miles back to Kinshasa. A personal journey, an intrepid voyage, an exceptionally well-written travelogue: FACING THE CONGO is all these things and more. A wonderfully vivid and exciting read for armchair adventurers everywhere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349114507
(201mm x 125mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Tayler
River of White Nights, Hardback (July 2006)
Offers stories that are set against the backdrop of the author's descriptions of harsh weather conditions and his adventures in negotiating permission to travel in the region with Russian authorities and then navigates the Lena to its mouth in the Laptev Sea, above the Arctic Circle.
Lost Kingdoms of Africa, Hardback (April 2005)View all books by Jeffrey Tayler
Jeffrey Taylor travels 2500 miles across the Sahel by truck, taxi, bus and boat to present a personal account of one of Africa's least-known regions - that of Muslim Africa.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Tayler
Jeffrey Tayler is a writer and traveller, and the author of one previous book.
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