BOSTON, May 9 (Reuters) – Paul Theroux said his literary
goodbye to Africa at a train station in Luanda, Angola, five
decades after he first visited the continent as a Peace Corps
In his new book, “The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate
African Safari,” Theroux describes a journey through South
Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola that dead-ended at the
depot when he felt no need to go further. The book, he says,
represents a final chapter on his travels in Africa.
BOSTON, March 21 (Reuters) – Writer Dan Baum, a
self-described Jewish liberal Democrat and a gun enthusiast
since childhood, strapped a revolver to his side in 2009 and set
off on an 18-month, 15,000 mile (24,140 km)exploration of the
U.S. firearms culture.
His book, “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” was released this month
amid a gun-control debate rekindled by the Dec. 14 shootings at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Chris Strachwitz discovered the first performer for his Arhoolie Records label by quizzing roadside field hands, a prosperous cotton farmer named Mr. Tom Moore, and a man called Peg Leg at a railroad station in Navasota, Texas.
As Strachwitz tells it, Peg Leg identified a highway worker and former tenant farmer who entertained local folks: Mance Lipscomb.