Train Wreck

Theroux - Last Train to Zona VerdeReview of Paul Theroux, Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola.

A decade after his last African travelogue, Dark Star Safari, Paul Theroux picks up where he left off. “What am I doing here?” begins to appear as a refrain. I began asking it, too: “What are you doing here, Paul? Why are you making me rehearse this done-to-death critique of stereotypical versions of Africa?

New Statesman | 30 May 2013.

Nominated for Hatchet Job of the Year 2013: The Omnivore | The Guardian | The Daily Telegraph (with misspelled name).