By Dan Morrison
"A supremely pleasing paintings, and likewise an immense one." -David Grann, writer of The misplaced urban of Z
Upon listening to the scoop of tenuous peace in Sudan, overseas correspondent Dan Morrison acquired a plank-board boat, summoned a pal who'd by no means left the United States, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to arrive Cairo-a journey that tyranny and warfare had made most unlikely for many years. With the propulsive strength of a mystery, Morrison's chronicle is a mash-up of shuttle narrative and reportage, full of flights into the frightful and absurd. From the hardscrabble fishing villages on Lake Victoria to the floating nightclubs of Cairo, The Black Nile tracks the snarl of commonalities and conflicts that bleed around the Nile valley, bringing to lifestyles a fancy area in profound transition.
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