by Tim Butcher - £10.99 Vintage (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780099532064 | ISBN 10: 0099532069
The bestselling author of Blood River is back with a second thrilling adventure, illuminating the war-torn, complex and forbidding region of Sierra Leone and Liberia.
For many years war made Sierra Leone and Liberia too dangerous for outsiders to travel through. Facing down demons from his time in Africa as a journalist, Tim Butcher heads deep into this combat zone, encountering the devastation wrought by lawless militia, child soldiers, brutal violence, blood diamonds and masked figures who guard the spiritual secrets of remote jungle communities.
On an epic journey that demands courage, doggedness and sheer luck, Butcher treks for 350 blistering miles through rainforest and malarial swamps to gain an extraordinary ground-level view of an overlooked region on the cusp of a remarkable recovery.
(Price & availability last checked: March 2019)
In booklists: Liberia, Travel Writing and Guides - Africa, Experiences of War - Journalists, Writers and Photographers, Sierra Leone, In categories: World - Africa, Media & Culture, Peace & Human Rights,