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This review is from: Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-Sea Descent of the Congo River (Kindle Edition)
This story is about the people of D.R.Congo as much as a it is a story of a canoe trip. Phil's endeavour to survive his journey is continuously compared to that of the people, who scratch a living on the river bank. His success lies more in his ability to manage his encounters with people than his canoeing capabilities. He meets good and bad people all fighting for survival in this devastated country; but his courage lies not so much in his determination to canoe the river as his ability to find goodness in the people he encounters. This is a fascinating insight to the Congo.