CHASING THE DEVIL, on foot through Africa's killing fields

: Butcher (T.)

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325pp., paperback, London, 2011

 

Journalist Tim Butcher walked 350 miles through Sierra Leone and Liberia, following the trail taken by Graham Greene in 1935 and described in his travel classic "Journey Without Maps".

"'Chasing the Devil' shows the power of good to prevail over evil. Where once there was cruelty and conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Tim Butcher finds grounds for hope. An inspirational account of humanity's wonderful spirit to survive." Desmond Tutu

Tim Butcher was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, Africa bureau chief and Middle East correspondent. His first book, "Blood River", was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He currently lives in Cape Town.