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Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International and brings his inimitable humorous and humane view to Africa.

Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of humankind, is a land of stunning landscapes, famous game reserves, and a vibrant culture, but it also has many serious problems, including refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. It also provides plenty to worry a nervous traveller like Bill Bryson: hair-raising rides in light aircraft, tropical diseases, snakes, insects and large predators.

Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains all his trademark laugh-out-loud wit, wry observation and curious insight.

All the author’s royalties from this book, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International.

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  • Hardback

    9780857524201

    June 15, 2016

    Doubleday

    64 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • EBook

    9781409095576

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    64 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9780552151481

    November 15, 2003

    Corgi Audio

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