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African Lives White Lies Tropical Truth Darkest Gossip and Rumblings of Rumor from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and BeyondA fast paced look at white personalities in Africa a few well knowns from the past and a few collected by the author in recent years Denis Boyles knows the territory well The New York Times Book Review In a series of ebullient and evocative portraits journalist Denis Boyles chronicles the white men and women who journeyed to Africa in the twentieth century seeking things they couldn't. African Lives is a really good offbeat find I'm interested in most things to do with the Raj and fascinated by certain aspects of Africa and its spiral interrealtionships with the white folks who went there Part expose part apologia part gossipy fun read this book rehabilitates Gordon of Khartoum gives Isak Dineson one in the eye in addition to a not nice little word portrait there are two photos of her in old ageshe looks like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard and reveals a great deal about how African politices works or doesn't A msot intriguing and amusing read However the last two chapters are very disturbing almost surreal interviews with AIan Smith They give the book a very dark finish Gad sounds like a wine review

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Find at homeDaredevil flyers and dedicated missionaries intrepid explorers and charming con men they all turn up in African Lives You'll meet General Charles George Chinese Gordon who as governor of Euatoria in the 1870s mapped the region drove out slave traders and made the area safe for travelers There is gossip about Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen who were legendary rivals in lite. Thoroughly cynical and rather delicious romp through the continent mostly taking pot shots at well known explorers and other sundry whites drawn to Africa Here are tales of Cecil Rhodes Chinese Gordon Karen Blixen Emin Pasha and several modern day adventurers trying to come to grips with the frustrations and seizing various opportunities Lots of dirt on Henry Stanley and the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition which I've read about elsewhere

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Free read ð African Lives White Lies Tropical Truth Darkest Gossip and Rumblings of Rumor from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and Beyond È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô A fast paRature and in love There are also sketches of such colorful figures as Patrick Shaw the 300 pound Clint Eastwood of Kenya and George Pappas a self made millionaire pilotVivid provocative and insightful African Lives is a testimony to the continent's hold on the popular imaginationEntertaining jazzy Boyles' prose has a certain cheeky charm and he spins some good yarns The Washington Po. Couldn't really finish it Wanted info on the Kenyan Happy Valley crowd Though I guess a good intro to some African history fascinated by the StanleyLivingstone story Stanley NOT a nice person