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Blog: A Good Read


Sep 2017

There’s nothing like a good read to get the travel muscles twitching: here is a selection of the best, 3 from India, 3 from South America and 4 from Africa: Africa gets an extra just because “The State of Africa” is such a remarkable piece of research:-


Title Author Country of inspiration Continent
Famished Road Ben Okri


Nigeria Africa
Blood River Tim Butler Zaire/DRC Africa
The State of Africa Martin Meredith Africa Africa
One Day I will write about this place Binyavanga Wainaina Kenya Africa
Shantaram Gregory Roberts India India
The Impressionist Hari Kunzru India India
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy India India
100 Years of Solitude Gabriel Marques Colombia S America
Tschiffely’s Ride Aime Tschiffely South America S America
Innes of My Soul Isabel Allende Chile & Peru S America


The best from Africa is Ben Okri’s “Famished Road” – just because it’s pure imagination. The best from India is Gregory Roberts “Shantaram” – just because it’s a true story. And the best from South America is “Innes of my Soul” because it’s so utterly moving.

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