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read Chasing the Devil doc ↠ Hardcover ☆ tim butcher ☆ For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through bedevilled by a uniuely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons This travel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of theRavel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a different moment in its histor I am a child of Africa growing up in Central Africa well remembering how it all changed when the then Belgium Congo gained independenceAfter reading 'Blood River' I discovered Tim's other book about LiberiaSierra Leone These are countries of which I have little knowledge other than horrific press releases and I was interested to read some of their historic backgroundIt is difficult to rate a book on this topic with a 'like' not the most appropriate word when reading of the cruelty of humankind but if you are interested in Africa it is a good read I rather admire Tim for tackling this walk facing first hand the harsh realities of the civil war but getting to meet those special people who pick up the pieces and start afresh One paragraph which really caught my attention'For those trying to make sense of modern Africa Liberia has always been a problem As an African nation that was not colonised by white outsiders the example of Liberia undercuts those who blame white colonist's for all of the continent's problems Outsiders settled in Liberia where they enjoyed disproportionate status but the country was never in the possession of a foreign power By touching on Sierra Leone a former white colony and Liberia never a white colony I felt the trip allowed me to get away from the stranglehold of colour obsessed analysis and consider their common problems'Well said

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For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through bedevilled by a un This is the second book written by the author and least promoted among the three written by the authorBut no way it is inferiorThis book is a goldmine of knowledge as far as Liberia is concernedThe only problem is stressing on Greenes' travel and too much description about them which sometimes bores the readerThe travelogue keeps you interested and simultaneously underlines the problems of West Africa and urges the international community to actThe best part is that there is an expression of hope for betterment as the journey goes onThis book might not go down as a reference book on Liberia but still it is a must read for anyone interested in Liberia

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Chasing the DevilIuely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons This t Tim Butcher's second travel book offering takes the reader on our journey through west Africa in the footsteps of Graham Greene He and his traveling companion travel through Sierra Leone Guinea and Liberia by road foot and boat recreating a journey made by Graham Greene and his cousin Barbara in 1935 which eventually led to Greene writing 'Journey Without Maps' As with his previous book Blood River Butcher takes on considerable risk by choosing to make this journey in an area of Africa not well known for its political stabilityLiberia is well known for blood diamonds and child soldiers than for travel and Butcher delves into its history as he traverses the land and meets local people He introduces the reader to local culture such as the 'devils' mentioned in the title; sorcerers with magical powers that still play a very prevalent role in today's society He also draws obvious parallels between his journey and Greene's with particular witness to the fact that many of the villages he visits in remote jungles are much the same and no better off than they were 77 years agoIt is a journey very different from that in Blood River but a bold and fascinating one nonetheless Let's hope Butcher continues his adventures so we may continue to enjoy his work