The Black Nile

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The Black Nile

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

By Dan Morrison; Sean Runnette (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781400165896

Publication Date: August 19, 2010

Description
Investigative journalist Dan Morrison hired a boat builder, summoned a childhood buddy, and set out paddling from Jinja, Uganda, down the White Nile toward Cairo. Four thousand miles, two companions, and several other means of local conveyance later, he emerged on the Mediterranean. The story Morrison tells of this spectacular-and spectacularly harrowing-journey is a mash-up of narrative travel writing, investigative reportage, and current history, resulting in a thoughtful, funny, and frightful trip across a region whose people are trying to claw their way from war and poverty to something better.


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.

Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks and has also narrated works by John Steinbeck and Richard P. Feynman. Of his performance of "The Courage to be Free", "AudioFile" Magazine wrote "Runnette's tender approach to every sentence and paragraph helps the author's wisdom glow. Along with the understated power of the author's writing, Runnette's performance makes this one of the most arresting and thought-provoking audiobooks available today." He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines, an avant-garde theater company. Sean's television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea", "Copland", "Sex and the City", "Law & Order", "Third Watch."


Praise For The Black Nile

"The Black Nile ...excels in bringing the place, politics and history of this fragile region alive." ---Boston Globe