Read Facing the Congo A Modern Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness eBook ´ Paperback Ç reflectionslisburnltd

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Read Facing the Congo A Modern Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness eBook ´ Paperback Ç reflectionslisburnltd ↠ Faced with an identity crisis in his work and his life seasoned traveler and journalist Jeffrey Tayler made a bold decision He would leave behinVer Tayler realized he was in a place where maps and supplies would have no bearing on his survival As Tayler navigates this immense waterway he encounters a land of smothering heat and intense rains wary villagers corrupt officials and dead eyed soldiers demanding bribes jungle animals mosuitoes and surprisingly breathtaking natural beauty Filled with honesty and rich description Facing the Con Tayler decides to travel by pirogue down the Congo River from Kisangani to Kinshasa but realizes that much like Henry Morton Stanley before him the last person to complete such a journey he has made the trip for all the wrong reasons The book serves as a good warning against those who might want to use a third world country as a playground to satisfy their rich boy existential problems I picked the book up partly to help me in my desire to demystify the DRC the huge and persistently puzzling area that dominates the map of Africa the hub around which the other countries seem to be situated Tayler's travelogue was thoughtful self critical and politically astute There is considerable compassion in his writing which even leads to a sort of self hate for bringing such wealth into a country of immense poverty I enjoyed the read but I'm thinking my interest in the Congo's politics would be better served by finding a good book on its history

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Go is a sophisticated depiction of today’s Democratic Republic of the Congo a country brought to its knees by a succession of despotic leaders But most mportant Tayler’s stunning narrative is a deeply satisfying personal journey of fear and awakening with a message that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt compelled whether in life or in fantasy to truly explore and experience our wor Whoa Never saw this one coming What an incredibly well written book I thought this would be a cheesy copycat of the Heart of Darkness but this book just seeps with raw feeling and jagged description of a wild land I never would have guessed that a journey down the Congo would still be as terrifying as on the movie screen or what I read about back in high school I recommend this to any thrill seekers and world wanderers NR

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Facing the Congo A Modern Day Journey into the Heart of DarknessFaced with an identity crisis in his work and his life seasoned traveler and journalist Jeffrey Tayler made a bold decision He would leave behind his mundane existence in Moscow to re create the legendary British explorer Henry Stanley’s trip down the Congo in a dugout canoe stocked with food medicine and even a gun toting guide But once his tiny boat pushed off the banks of this mysterious ri Wow I can't imagine having the guts to take this trip so I thank Jeffrey Tayler for doing it Well written exciting scary everything I like in an adventure travel book