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Short Synopsis
Investigative journalist Dan Morrison takes a thoughtful, funny, and frightful trip across a region whose people are trying to claw their way from war and poverty to something better.

Full Synopsis
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.

"Morrison's words paint a scene well, and Runnette makes the most of them. It's a journey for the ear well worth taking." ---AudioFile

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

"The Black Nile deserves praise for the way it considers the ordinary on a continent so often forgotten by the world at large." ---Washington Post

"Morrison's account transcends the travel genre to provide authentic and timely information on a complicated part of the world. Highly recommended." ---Library Journal

Morrison's peppery anecdotes, his refreshing honesty and his ability to show how Africans view their difficulties...gives us a compelling portrait of life along the Nile." ---Wall Street Journal

The Black Nile

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

Author Dan Morrison

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Publication date Aug 19, 2010

Running time 11 hrs

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