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The Last Train to Zona Verde Overland from Cape Town to Angola by Paul Theroux

The Last Train to Zona Verde Overland from Cape Town to Angola

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An introspective and dark look at Africa, a third African journey for Theroux and a sad one, at 70, Theroux sees this as his last view of the continent. There has been little progress, corruption; war and poverty still hold sway. This is Africa but not as the tourist sees it, a behind-the-scenes journey as only Paul Theroux can make.

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The Last Train to Zona Verde Overland from Cape Town to Angola by Paul Theroux

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Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo, in 1967. His subsequent novels include The Family Arsenal, Picture Palace, The Mosquito Coast, O-Zone, Millroy the Magician, My Secret History, My Other Life, and, most recently, A Dead Hand. His highly acclaimed travel books include Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, and Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.

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1st May 2014


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Penguin Books Ltd


368 pages


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