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on 27 March 2013
Wow! This was a book I could not put down (or the Kindle equivalent!). Richard Grant undertook what many would consider to be a foolhardy journey into upcountry east Africa and has written a vivid, brutally honest and unsentimental portrait of African life in the raw, brought to life by his wonderful descriptive prose. The book shows both the kindness and humanity of its ordinary people, and the hardships they must endure, and the outright corruption of most of their their power/money-hungry 'leaders'. It is a real eye-opener and asks essential questions about how aid should be administered. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.