The Frozen Leopard: Hunting My Dark Heart in Africa

The Frozen Leopard: Hunting My Dark Heart in Africa

Latham, Aaron

1991

Reviews

Abe Books summaries:

"Latham takes us on an extraordinary odyssey across the plains of Kenya and into the jungles of Rwanda.We witness the terrifying beauty of cheetahs stalking their prey,observe the touching drama of elephants with their young,meet Dian Fossey's famed gorillas and listen to Richard Leakey's dire warning about the shrinking African wilderness.Introduction by Jan Morris,xii plus 334 pages"

"An eloquent and impassioned account of Latham's extraordinary odyssey across Kenya and Rwanda and into his own soul"

"White man's expedition into Kenya and Rwanda. 'The quest of a creative man in his mid-forties for the magic of belief in himself.'"

Book ID 919

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Latham, Aaron The Frozen Leopard: Hunting My Dark Heart in Africa, 1991
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The bolder the writer, the bigger the game. For many, like Hemmingway, Isak Dinesen, Jospeh Conrad, and now Aaron Latham, the biggest game of all is Africa itself. Suffering from what he calls "the rainly season in the soul", oppressed by despair and self-doubt, Latham sets out on a safari of the spirit in search of himself. The wild and wondrous continent of Africa becomes the setting for a work as psychologically compelling as William Styron's DARKNESS VISIBLE.

Latham takes us on an extraordinary odyssey across the plains of Kenya and into the jungles of Rwanda. We witness the terrifying beauty of cheetahs stalking their prey, observe the touching drama of elephants with their young, meet Dian Fossey's famed gorillas, and listen to Richard Leakey's dire warning about the shrinking African wilderness. But the true subject of THE FROZEN LEOPARD is Latham himself, as he follows in the footsteps of our million-year-old ancestors in search of the dark and distant frontiers of our collective past.

Extract ID: 5207
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