Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit Review

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons. This travel book touches on one of the most fraught p...

Title:Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit
Edition Language:English

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  • Mark

    To get my one gripe out of the way first: - It might be a fairly stupidly obvious thing to say but the titles given to books can be really important; they might be the initial hook to draw us to pick ...

  • Mikey B.

    You know you have enjoyed a good travel book, when, like the author, you are saddened that the journey has come to an end.Tim Butcher, along with three other companions, makes a trek in 2009 across Si...

  • Apratim Mukherjee

    This is the second book written by the author and least promoted among the three written by the author.But no way it is inferior .This book is a goldmine of knowledge as far as Liberia is concerned.Th...

  • AfricaAdventureConsultants

    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 ...

  • Bronwen

    I love this writer and I loved this book as much as Blood River. For anyone interested in trying to understand some complex areas of Africa from more than just sensationalized headlines this is a must...

  • Daren

    The premise of Tim Butcher's second book Chasing the Devil is following the route of Graham Greene and cousin Barbara Greene, as described in the classic Journey Without Maps.Greene's journey took pla...

  • Wendy

    I am a child of Africa, growing up in Central Africa, well remembering how it all changed when the then Belgium Congo gained independence.After reading 'Blood River' I discovered Tim's other book abou...

  • Henna Pääkkönen

    Having read ButcherĀ´s first book ā€¯Blood Riverā€¯, I set to reading his further adventures in Africa with great interest.Right from the beginning of the book, I was happy to note that his writing ha...

  • Elaine

    While Butcher is a gifted writer, and I dig anyone who deepens my knowledge of Graham Greene, one of my top 5 20th century authors, I never could get past the feeling that he was using Greene as a fli...

  • Doug Leveridge

    This was a real eye-opener for me, as I had only a sparse knowledge of the region and its politics and history. Tim Butcher leaves you in no doubt as to the harshness of life in Liberia and Sierra Leo...