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Free read ã The Black Nile ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Dan Morrison Dan Morrison È 5 Free read The breathtaking range of individuals he meets along the way Relaying the voices of Sudanese freedom fighters and escaped Ugandan sex slaves desert tribesmen and Egyptian tomb raiders The Black Nile culminates in a visceral understanding of one of the world's most elusive hotspots where millions strive to claw their way from war and poverty to something better if only they could agree what that something is whom to share it with and how to get there With the propulsive force of a thriller The Black Nile is rife with humor humanity and fervid insight an unparalleled portrait of a complex territory in profound transition. The subtitle to Dan Morrison s The Black Nile states one man s amazing journey through peace and war on the world s longest river and although I m only too sure this was thought up by his editor or the publisher it s sort of a misnomer as it simplifies Morrison s intent and perspective readers might not expect what he ultimately delivers I didn t find Morrison s journey amazing I found it to be convoluted complex and ultimately captivating much like the subject matter the politics the involved countries their diverse populations and the ensuing upheaval and armed conflicts As a journalist he seems set on meandering through rough areas in search of an elusive story A story that is being played out in front of him although for a good percentage of the book he s denied access to most of what he seeks Not that I m a huge fan of 1970 s television but Morrison reminds me of Peter Falk s character the deceptively cleaver yet bumbling Lieutenant Columbo a disheveled unimposing guy disarming folks to get to the truth That Morrison had no real idea how he was going to actually journey down the Nile makes the book and exemplifies his reporting style That he put himself in harms way numerous times then backs down once only to berate himself afterwards speaks not only of his uncertainty but also for how complicated and frustrating his decisions had to have been With the complexities of the political and socioeconomics of the region being a constant influence on everyone Morrison interacts with he interjects just enough information and history to allow a reader such as myself who doesn t know the entire situation other than the sensationalized events such as the genocide of neighboring Darfur to understand what is going on His self depreciatingly self portrait interspersed with the journey s events is beautifully done yet there were times I wanted to know about Morrison in order to know how he felt about what he was witnessing Which is odd as I don t usually want this from an author One of my main gripes with writers such as Joan Didion is that they put too much of themselves in and I find I don t want to know that much or I end up not caring Maybe that s why Morrison avoids this other than to slip in small bits of himself That I was at first slightly confused as to what Morrison was trying to accomplish stopped bothering me halfway through the book as I realized it didn t matter He was writing what happened the journey was what it was about The rest the background the politics the people were the story and it was told however they wanted Morrison to hear it The Black Nile is a strong well written debut from an author I m sure we ll be hearing from Wild Storm yet bumbling Lieutenant Columbo a disheveled unimposing guy disarming folks to get to the truth That Morrison had no real idea how he was going to actually journey down the Nile makes the book and exemplifies his reporting style That he put himself in harms way numerous times then backs down once only to berate himself afterwards speaks not only of his uncertainty but also for how complicated and frustrating his decisions had to have been With the complexities of the political and socioeconomics of the region being a constant influence on everyone Morrison interacts with he interjects just enough information and history to allow a reader such as myself who doesn t know the entire situation other than the sensationalized events such as the genocide of neighboring Darfur to understand what is going on His self depreciatingly self portrait interspersed with the journey s events is beautifully done EinFach Englisch Textausgaben Textausgaben für die Schulpraxis Echoes of the Empire The Mixed Voices of a Colonial Past 20th Century English Short Story yet there were times I wanted to know about Morrison in order to know how he felt about what he was witnessing Which is odd as I don t usually want this from an author One of my main gripes with writers such as Joan Didion is that they put too much of themselves in and I find I don t want to know that much or I end up not caring Maybe that s why Morrison avoids this other than to slip in small bits of himself That I was at first slightly confused as to what Morrison was trying to accomplish stopped bothering me halfway through the book as I realized it didn t matter He was writing what happened the journey was what it was about The rest the background the politics the people were the story and it was told however they wanted Morrison to hear it The Black Nile is a strong well written debut from an author I m sure we ll be hearing from

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Free read ã The Black Nile ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Dan Morrison Dan Morrison È 5 Free read A spectacular modern day adventure along the Nile River from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea With news of tenuous peace in Sudan foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank board boat summoned a childhood friend who'd never been off American soil and set out from Uganda paddling the White Nile on a uest to reach Cairo a trip that tyranny and war had made impossible for decades Morrison's chronicle is a mashup of travel narrative and reportage packed with flights into the frightful and the absurd Through river mud that engulfs him and burning marshlands that darken the sky he tracks the snarl of commonalitie. I really wanted to give this book a good review as I received a pre release free copy by means of the Book Giveaway here at Goodreads I ve never had an unedited copy of a book so naturally I started out carrying this thing around like the Holy Grail I m afraid I simple can t give this a good review I m curious as to who came up with the tagline One Man s Amazing Journey Through Peace and War It s extremely misleading That s not what the book was about Then again I m not exactly sure what this book was aboutI was under the impression that the author would be traveling the length of the Nile talking to locals recording personal accounts the effect of civil unrest The most talking he does to the locals is buying food finding accommodations and transportation Lugging his junk back and forth through Sudan no less how hard of a time he had finding people to lug him and his junk from point a to point b and the people he met mostly corrupt government officials and other travelers At chapter 6 you start reading a bit about Sudan and SPLASLA I m no good with acronyms That was a bit interesting but I really didn t come back from reading this book with anything thought provoking or noteworthyThis is a true story with real people and sadly I found neither Mr Morrison nor his ex alcoholic companion Schon was it likable Especially that Schon character He seemed ticked off and annoyed that people live in poverty why don t they do better for themselves I won t say what I thought of him though The book got better once the friend returned to the US I m sorry decades of European colonization stripping the African land of natural resources left Africans bad off That you don t have AC or NY strip steak and a Starbucks or a 5 star hotel Where did he think he was going The Alps Both of them reminded me of the stereotypical American travelers let me wave some chunk change in your face so you ll be my personal servant native people of this land Not a good look dude I gave it 2 stars it was OK But I think I d rather sit through back to back episodes of Jersey Shore My Big Book of Sewing you start reading a bit about Sudan and SPLASLA I m no good with acronyms That was a bit interesting but I really didn t come back from reading this book with anything thought provoking or noteworthyThis is a true story with real people and sadly I found neither Mr Morrison nor his ex alcoholic companion Schon was it likable Especially that Schon character He seemed ticked off and annoyed that people live in poverty why don t they do better for themselves I won t say what I thought of him though The book got better once the friend returned to the US I m sorry decades of European colonization stripping the African land of natural resources left Africans bad off That Acts of Mercy you don t have AC or NY strip steak and a Starbucks or a 5 star hotel Where did he think he was going The Alps Both of them reminded me of the stereotypical American travelers let me wave some chunk change in The Chicolini Incident Rex Nihilo #05 your face so Reckless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel (Caribbean Thriller Series Book 3) you ll be my personal servant native people of this land Not a good look dude I gave it 2 stars it was OK But I think I d rather sit through back to back episodes of Jersey Shore

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Free read ã The Black Nile ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Dan Morrison Dan Morrison È 5 Free read S and conflicts that bleed across the Nile valley bringing to life the waters that connect the hardscrabble fishing villages of Lake Victoria to the floating Cairo nightclubs where headscarved mothers are entertained by gyrating male dancers In between are places and lives invisible to cable news and opinion blogs a hidden oil war that has erased entire towns secret dams that will flood still and contested borderlands where acts of compassion and ingenuity defy appalling hardship and waste of life As Morrison dodges every imaginable hazard from militia gunfire to sualls of sand his mishaps unfold in strange harmony with. 4 12 stars A journalist in need of a story decided to travel the Nile from Lake Victoria to the sea covering Uganda Sudan and Egypt traveling as much by local means as possible He sets out with an old friend by paddling a leaky boat despite almost no experience on the water Although he has planned the trip he seems remarkably both over euipped and under prepared with a very outdated and inaccurate mapHis friend Schon seems like a very unlikely person to take on this journey and his outlook on the trip is grumpy and judgmental When he needs to return to the United States Dan continues aloneThis is than an travel adventure It is a story of conflicting cultures tribes politics economies and religions It was hard for me to keep all the tribes straight At one point the author is told that he can tell one tribe from another by seeing which teeth have been ceremonially removedMr Morrison s wasn t just an onlooker He talked to all the local people that he could stayed with local people when he could and traveled in some really odd and unreliable vehicles His observations ranged from the mundane everyday life of the people something I always enjoy reading to history and politics I don t understand politics he said Like ten years ago Egypt closed the border Completely closed All because of something in Ethiopia Dude I think the something was that your government tried to kill Egypt s president I was here before God When did you come here I was here six thousand years Before religion Before God These uotes are from uncorrected proofs and may not be in the book as publishedAs the author reached Egypt and the urbane cities it seemed the story was going to fizzle out End of journey end of story That sentence is true but the last couple of paragraphs of the book were amazingThe copy I read was an uncorrected proof It had a map of the whole area that I referenced freuently I believe the finished book will have additional maps I am hoping that the finished book may also have some of the photographs that the author took I found myself wanting to see some of the scenes and people he described and photographed This is a great book for any readers of nonfiction who enjoy travel politics African history and culturesA copy of this book was provided to me for review I would have loved it even if it hadn t been freeEdit I ve learned that the finished book will contain about two dozen photographs I m going to have to get a copy My Big Book of Sewing years ago Egypt closed the border Completely closed All because of something in Ethiopia Dude I think the something was that Acts of Mercy your government tried to kill Egypt s president I was here before God When did The Chicolini Incident Rex Nihilo #05 you come here I was here six thousand Reckless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel (Caribbean Thriller Series Book 3) years Before religion Before God These uotes are from uncorrected proofs and may not be in the book as publishedAs the author reached Egypt and the urbane cities it seemed the story was going to fizzle out End of journey end of story That sentence is true but the last couple of paragraphs of the book were amazingThe copy I read was an uncorrected proof It had a map of the whole area that I referenced freuently I believe the finished book will have additional maps I am hoping that the finished book may also have some of the photographs that the author took I found myself wanting to see some of the scenes and people he described and photographed This is a great book for any readers of nonfiction who enjoy travel politics African history and culturesA copy of this book was provided to me for review I would have loved it even if it hadn t been freeEdit I ve learned that the finished book will contain about two dozen photographs I m going to have to get a copy

  • Hardcover
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  • The Black Nile
  • Dan Morrison
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  • 04 June 2019
  • 9780670021987

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    PDF READ The Black Nile 4 12 stars A journalist in need of a story decided to travel the Nile from Lake Victoria to the sea covering Uganda Sudan and Egypt traveling as much by local means as possible He sets out with an old friend by paddling a leaky boat despite almost no experience on the water Although he has planned the trip he seems remarkably both over euipped and under prepared with a very outdated and inaccurate mapHis friend Schon seems like a very un

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    PDF READ The Black Nile Received ARC through the Goodreads First Reads programThe Black Nile is a chronicle of Dan Morrison's journey down

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    Free download The Black Nile Read ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Dan Morrison Dan Morrison È 5 Free read The book served its purpose in filling time on a trip where I knew I'd need something for several bus and train rides; however I can't say I'd enthusiastically recommend it Morrison gives information in a journalistic somewhat detached style so that I never really felt I knew him; he is married clearly not separated but his wife gets only a

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    PDF READ The Black Nile Dan Morrison È 5 Free read Free download The Black Nile The subtitle to Dan Morrison's The Black Nile states one man's amazing journey through peace and war on the world's longest river – and although I'm only too sure this was thought up by his editor or the publisher – it's sort of

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