The Ukimwi Road from Kenya to Zimbabwe

Author(s): Dervla Murphy


In January 1992, Dervla Murphy prescribed herself several carefree months and embarked on a cycle tour (pedalling and pushing) from Kenya to Zimbabwe via Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia on the cyclist's equivalent of a Rolls Royce called Lear. Before long, she realized that for travellers who wish to remain stress-free, Africa is the wrong continent. Inevitably she was caught up in the harrowing problems of the peoples she met; the devastating effects of AIDS (ukimwi is Swahili for AIDS), drought and economic collapse; scepticism about Western aid schemes; and corruption and incompetence, both white and black.

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General Fields

  • : 9780006548027
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Flamingo
  • : August 1994
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  • : books

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  • : Dervla Murphy
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 288