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African Lives White Lies Tropical Truth Darkest Gossip and Rumblings of Rumor from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and BeyondFind at homeDaredevil flyers and dedicated missionaries intrepid explorers and charming con men they all turn up in African Lives You'll meet General Charles George Chinese Gordon who as governor of Euatoria in the 1870s mapped the region drove out slave traders and made the area safe for travelers There is gossip about Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen who were legendary rivals in lite. Thoroughly cynical and rather delicious romp through the continent mostly takin

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Rature and in love There are also sketches of such colorful figures as Patrick Shaw the 300 pound Clint Eastwood of Kenya and George Pappas a self made millionaire pilotVivid provocative and insightful African Lives is a testimony to the continent's hold on the popular imaginationEntertaining jazzy Boyles' prose has a certain cheeky charm and he spins some good yarns The Washington Po. Couldn't really finish it Wanted info on the Kenyan Happy Valley crowd Though

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Read & download Ï African Lives White Lies Tropical Truth Darkest Gossip and Rumblings of Rumor from Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham and Beyond 102 Û A fast paced look at white personalities in Africa a few well knowns from the past anA fast paced look at white personalities in Africa a few well knowns from the past and a few collected by the author in recent years Denis Boyles knows the territory well The New York Times Book Review In a series of ebullient and evocative portraits journalist Denis Boyles chronicles the white men and women who journeyed to Africa in the twentieth century seeking things they couldn't. African Lives is a really good offbeat find I'm interested in most things to do