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- DescriptionAn adventure story that tells about Kira Salak who successfully canoed 600 miles down the River Niger from Old Segou to Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa. Enduring tropical storms, the unrelenting heat of the Sahara desert and the mercurial moods of this notorious river, she travelled alone through one of the most desolate regions in Africa.
- Author BiographyKira Salak was born in Illinois in 1971. She has a PhD in English and Creative Writing form the University of Missouri at Columbia, and frequently travels to the world's furthest-flung places on assignment for National Geographic. She also writes for National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine and a host of literary travel journals. Her first book, Four Corners: A Journey to the Heart of Papua New Guinea, was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Travel Book of the Year. In 2004 she was awarded the PEN Literary Award in Journalism, and her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Best American Travel Writing 2002, 2003, and 2004. Kira Salak lives in Montana.
- Author(s)Kira Salak
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication01/01/2006
- GenreTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
- Out-of-print date03/04/2013
- Content Notecol. Illustrations, 1 map, col. ports.
- Weight210 g
- Width129 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
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