Nel settembre 2002 Bill Bryson accetta un invito da un'organizzazione umanitaria e decide di intraprendere un viaggio attraverso il Kenya. In "Diario africano" raccoglie le impressioni, le inevitabili disavventure, gli incontri con ogni possibile tipo di essere vivente: dagli studenti di una scuola kenyota ai serpenti velenosi.
- ISBN: 8882465888
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 96
All the Bryson goodness you've come to know and love at half the calories! Actually, it's more like a 10th the size. In fact, the worst part about Bill Bryson's African Diary is its shortness. This slim volume is more about awareness and philanthropy rather than a literary or journalistic endeavor fo Leggi tutto
In 2002, CARE International invited Bill Bryson on an eight day trip to tour its humanitarian work in Kenya with him writing it up into this, Bill Bryson’s African Diary (something of a misnomer as Bryson only visits Kenya). The entire proceeds of the short book will go to help the kinds of people d Leggi tutto
CARE, an international aid agency headquartered in the UK, asked Bill Bryson to visit their Kenyan operation and write about it. Somewhere along the lines the idea changed to include publishing a "book" and using all profits as a donation to charity, with a small amount of the $12 cover price used f Leggi tutto
Again,I felt gypped by this Bryson book.The title sounds exciting,Bill Bryson in the mysterious dark continent.Surely,there must be humour and adventure in such a setting.Sadly,that doesn't happen. Don't expect safaris or sightings of big game.Bryson is on a sponsored tour and so he has lent his name Leggi tutto
I feel like an asshole for not giving this more stars. I am an enormous Bill Bryson fan -- I've read everything else he has published (with the exception of "Shakespeare: The World as Stage" which I'm starting tonight). Unfortunately, this sort of wasn't a Bill Bryson book. It was a Bill Bryson... j Leggi tutto
This is not really a book. It is Bill Bryson's Diary about his 8 day trip to Kenya with CARE international. It's just 55 pages long. I got it from the library due to being interested in charity work. I found it odd that it was in the library in the first place as it is not for profit and all the pro Leggi tutto
This is a pretty short travelogue (a week's diary) written as part of an initiative from CARE to bring in visibility and focus to the enormous challenges being faced in Africa, and the stellar work that CARE and similar organisations are doing. Kudos to the thought behind this initiative, inventive
So disappointed in this. I could see it was likely to be a puff piece for the charity in return for the junket but expected it to be leavened with the customary Bryson humour. Much more po-faced and worthy than I thought, with all the aid recipients 'saintly' and 'deserving' and inspirational. Also
First of all, this is not a book. It's a diary. Bryson recounts his 8 days in Kenya with members of CARE International. And that's 7 days longer than I'd want to be there. What a dreadful place! Poverty, crime, hunger, lack of sanitation, no clean water, disease, corrupt government and a hostile cli Leggi tutto
Bryson wit coupled with a real message from Africa. My son is on an ROTC 3-month trip to Tanzania. He commented to me that at dinner last week, the power went out, and nobody in their 30-person group blinked an eye. No storm caused this. But being there for 2 months made them realize that electricit Leggi tutto
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