on 1 November 2011
This has to be one of the hardest books to read that I have ever come across. Chertien spends too much time being too critical of every piece of work that proceeded this work. An abundance of facts bog the reader down and stifles understanding. I am sorry I can not begin to put into words how depressed reading this made me feel. I kept skipping bits hoping that I would get to the bits where I could begin to understand what was being said,but no. If you love detail, detail, detail and more detail and want to have a dictionary open at all times, if you want to get bogged down lose the flow then this is for you. If you want an entertaining read that helps you understand this region one that challenges your present conception of The Great Lakes of Africa then this is not for you.