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Colors of Africa Hardcover – 31 Mar 2003


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Georgia Press (31 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820325007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820325002
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,581,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When James Kilgo is invited on an African safari, he leaps at the opportunity--even though the only shooting he'd be doing is with a camera. Colors of Africa depicts the group's photographer "intoxicated by sensation," Kilgo not only documents the hunt, but also relays every sight, sound, and scent of the long trek through Zambia's Luangwa River valley.

The expedition is made all the more significant because Kilgo has cancer, and his lifelong dream is to travel to the great continent with "the sound of life." A retired University of Georgia English professor and former hunter, Kilgo's expectations of the trip are heavily influenced by the literary tradition of big-game adventurers Ernest Hemingway, Isak Dinesen, David Livingstone, and Theodore Roosevelt. Kilgo's sometimes-religious account echoes Livingstone's: "The mere animal pleasure of travelling in a wild unexplored country is very great."

Kilgo, an avid bird-watcher, offers exhaustive descriptions of the many avian species that he and the hunting party encounter. He sets aside his status as observer, however, when given the chance to shoot kudu, a type of woodland antelope that Hemingway also pursued and depicted in Green Hills of Africa. Kilgo soon realises that while the experience of hunting in Africa is much the same as it was in Hemingway's day, Africa has changed greatly. Outside of the bush country where the party hunts, there is "poverty, AIDS, and genocide." But for Kilgo, Africa is a place where the sky changes moment to moment, and the leaves and the flowers fade and fall. "Only the colours of the earth remain constant--black and white, sienna, ochre, and umber." --CJ Carrillo, Amazon.com

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This spring, two of America's most sophisticated travel writers . . . [have written] up their own recent journeys through Africa. . . . In contrast to Paul Theroux, who is constantly checking the measure of other people's reaction to him, James Kilgo writes with such unfettered curiosity that it erases his presence and puts the reader in his shoes. Who wouldn't want to be high-stepping through the bush, peering at magnificent birds and bulls, falling asleep at night to the cries of hyenas? OK, perhaps not everyone. But thanks to this book, we can be right there with him, while safely at home.--John Freeman "Cleveland Plain Dealer "

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