African Silences by Peter Matthiessen

By Peter Matthiessen

African Silences is a robust and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African panorama and its natural world. during this seriously acclaimed paintings Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written approximately in past books, A Tree the place guy used to be Born -- nominated for the nationwide e-book Award -- and Sand Rivers.

Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and different endangered creatures of the wild. We proportion the drama of the trips themselves, together with a detrimental crossing of the continent in a mild aircraft. And alongside the way in which, we study of the human lives oppressed through bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened through the gradual ecological disaster to which they've got in simple terms all started to rouse.

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