The Black Nile

One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

By Dan Morrison
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119371, 322pp.)

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

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"A supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z"
Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned a friend who'd never left America, and set out from Uganda, paddling the Nile on a quest to reach Cairo-a trip that tyranny and war had made impossible for decades. With the propulsive force of a thriller, Morrison's chronicle is a mash-up of travel narrative and reportage, packed with 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 across the Nile valley, bringing to life a complex region in profound transition.



About the Author
Dan Morrison has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, and Libya. His stories have appeared in Newsday, National Geographic News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and US News & World Report. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York.
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