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  • Published: 1 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9781863253185
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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Swahili For The Broken-Hearted


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The Jim Carrey of travel writing is off again on a death-defying and hilarious journey through darkest Africa …

Welcome to the latest hilarious instalment in the travels of Peter Moore, bestselling author of NO SHITTING IN THE TOILET, THE WRONG WAY HOME and THE FULL MONTEZUMA. This time Peter has found the perfect antidote for a broken heart: to pick up his backpack and trek from the southernmost tip of Africa to the pyramids of Egypt by any means possible. But of course!

Needless to say, almost every country along the way is in a state of political agitation and Peter must grapple with wild animals, civil wars, natural disasters and corrupt governments. Travelling on his own, it's inevitable that Peter falls in with the usual motley crew of locals and fellow travellers, and has plenty of misadventures – all recounted in his hilarious, gut-wrenching, bottom-clenching style.

'Moore has a parched dry wit, the solid brass cojones of a true traveller and a rare eye for the madness of the wider world.' JOHN BIRMINGHAM

  • Pub date: 1 November 2002
  • ISBN: 9781863253185
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the Author

Peter Moore

Peter Moore is an itinerant hobo who is lucky enough to be able to support his insatiable travel habit (he has visited over 100 countries on his travels) through writing. He is the author of several acclaimed travel books – The Wrong Way Home, The Full Montezuma, Swahili for the Broken-Hearted (shortlisted for the WHSmith People's Choice Travel Book Award) and Vroom with a View as well as the classic alternative travel guide, No Shitting in the Toilet. When he's not on the road living out of his senselessly overweight backpack, he alternates between London and Sydney with his collection of souvenir plastic snow domes and Kinder Surprise toys.

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