'One of the best travel books this century' Independent
In 1936 Graham Greene set off to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves.
Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa utouched by Western colonisation.
“'One of the best travel books this century' Independent”
“'His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises' V. S. Pritchett”
“'No-one who reads this book will question the value of Greene's experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record' Guardian”