South from the Limpopo



Epub South From The Limpopo Dervla Murphy Buyprobolan50.co.uk Dervla Murphy S Journal Of Her Cycle Tours Of South Africa In 1994 Gives A Day By Day View Of That Period When Dervla First Pedalled Across The Limpopo She Fancied That She Understood South Africa S Problems Because For Than 40 Years She Had From A Distance Taken An Interest In Them Twelve Hours Later That Illusion Was Shattered This Text Reflects Her Moods Of Confusion And Elation, Hope And Disappointment As She Tries To Come To Terms With A Country Even Complex And Fractured But Also Flexible Than She Had Expected The Journey Of Than 6000 Miles Took Her Through All Nine Provinces Of The New South Africa As The Months Passed She Came To Realize How Simplistic It Is To See South Africa S Conflict As Only Black Versus White.South from the Limpopo

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • South from the Limpopo
  • Dervla Murphy
  • English
  • 17 July 2017
  • 000655105X

10 thoughts on “South from the Limpopo

  1. says:

    I really enjoy Delva Murphy s approach to travel writing she rides a bicycle, drinks beer with the locals, talks with all sorts of people, and is very tolerant of different opinions and approaches to life This book is about her travels around South Africa at the very end of apartheid in 1993 She returns for the elections and returns again to see what has happened a few months after the election of Mandela in 1994 I nearly stopped reading after 72 pages so many acronyms and an entire socia I really enjoy Delva Murphy s approach to travel writing she rides a ...

  2. says:

    Always liked this writer, untill she travelled the area that I personally know Her style, her range and details were still impressive, but some of her quick judgements based on truly wrong facts, started me doubting, whether I could trust her as a travel writer Her division of good and bad runs very close to the line Black and White A rather cliched approac...

  3. says:

    unbelievably bad ass old granny who rides her bike from limpopo river up in the northeast corner of SA and down and around all over to capetown in the southwest the audacity of that alone is pretty cool, but then of course in south africa you don t only have to deal with weird ass bugs, awe inspiring landscapes, and electric fences, but also the people, which will pretty much blow anybody s mind 14 official languages, huge, tragic geography of race, huge tragic poverty, huge tragic wealth and unbelievably bad ass old granny who rides her bike from limpopo river up in the northeast corner ...

  4. says:

    This one took me forever to read I was about to give up at the 100 page mark, but it engaged me in a few tidbits that kept me going I picked it up at the library when looking for travel guides to South Africa for our impending at the time trip It is a memoir of an Irish Granny who bicycles through South Africa in three separate trips First pre election March August 1993 Second, during election April 1994 Third, post election September December 1994 Needless to say, each time was d This one took me forever to read I was about to give up at the 100 page mark, but it engaged me in a few tidbits that kept me going I picked it up at the library when looking for travel guides to South Africa for our impending at the time trip It is a memoir of an Irish Granny who bicycles through South Africa in three separate trips First pre election March Aug...

  5. says:

    Often my experiences here have been emotionally grueling some verging on the traumatic , Dervla Murphy states as she closes out her novel I think most reader s will feel close to the same after experiencing her 400 page journey through South Africa before, during, and after Apartheid has been struck down during the early 1990 s.I went into this book expecting a travel book, but in reality it s a story about a country divided, coming together amidst massive political changes By the end, I Often my experiences here have been emotionally grueling some verging on the traumatic , Dervla Murphy states as she closes out her novel I think most reader s will feel close to the same after experiencing her 400 page journey through South Africa before, during, and after Apartheid has been struck down during the early 1990 s.I went into this book expecting a travel book, but in reality it s a story about a country divided, coming together amidst massive political changes By the end, I was somew...

  6. says:

    I absolutely loved Murphy s Full Tilt about her ride to India on a bicycle, so I really looked forward to reading South from the Limpopo about her bicycle trips in South Africa However, I found this book really paled in comparison to Full Tilt She visits South Africa several times as Apartheid ends and Mandela is elected president The focus on politics made the book extremely repetitive as she talks politics with most everyone she meets and generally encount...

  7. says:

    A large portion of all of Murphy s travel books deal with the physical nitty gritty details of travel itself, parts of her books show an insight into people s struggles that is not always seen in travel books.

  8. says:

    Dervla Murphy cycles several thousand miles around South Africa on the cusp of the vote that made Mandela president She s an engaging character, writes well, and has an interestingly balanced take on the end of the apartheid era.

  9. says:

    I liked the book but it wasn t as evocative as her book on Ethiopia I found the diary entries a bit ho hum occasionally Still I learned a lot I wish she d cut it by ten percent and it would have been brilliant.

  10. says:

    Very long read but I stuck with it and I feel it did offer some good insights I later recommended it to my sister before she traveled to South Africa.

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