Venture to the Interior

Venture to the Interior An account of a journey on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of Central Africa Adventure, discovery, and tragedy teem in this famous account of a trek into the sinister, primeval heights of Mount Mlanje and the cloud veiled uplands of Myika. Free Read Venture to the Interior Author Laurens van der Post For Kindle ePUB or eBook – rarefishingbooks.co.uk 3.5 I was not far into the first part of this book when I started to feel suspicious Laurens provides some context for his adventure in the form of family history, and what do you know It s exciting on both sides Maybe it s just the jealousy of someone whose pedigree can best be described as peasants on both sides, all the way back but this struck me aspossibly exaggerated So I turned to trusty Google.Perhaps it s ignorance, but I d never heard of Laurens van der Post before picking up this I was not far into the first part of this book when I started to feel suspicious Laurens provides some context for his adventure in the form of family history, and what do you know It s exciting on both sides Maybe it s just the jealousy of someone whose pedigree can best be described as peasants on both sides, all the way back but this struck me aspossib
Dedication To Ingaret Giffardin order to defeat the latestof many separations.Part I THE JOURNEY IN TIME starts off by a snippet from Sir Thomas BrowneWe carry with us the wonderswe seek without us there is allAfrica and her prodigies in us Opening Africa is my Mother s country.Readon Malawi here wiki_ The Nyika Plateau lies in northern Malawi, with a small portion in north eastern Zambia Most of it lies at elevations of 2100 to 2200 m, t Dedication To Ingaret Giffardin order to defeat the latestof many separations.Part I THE JOURNEY IN TIME starts off by a snippet from Sir Thomas BrowneWe carry with us the wonderswe seek without us there is allAfrica and her prodigies in us Opening Africa is my Mother s country.Readon Malawi here wiki_ The Nyika Plateau lies in northern Malawi, with a small portion in north eastern Zambia Most of it lies at elevations of 2100 to 2200 m, the highest point being 2605m at Nganda Peak It is roughly a diamond in shape, with a long north south axis of about 90 km
Colonial and written in a clunky style of the times, I nevertheless loved this book Van der Post has been accused of elaborating expanding inventing depends on the critic his memories, but I didn t care He was an adventurer, fascinated by cultural differences, and even if his
Another one the my stupid grammar school gave us to read and study I was about 14 and understood nothing It did me no good at all at the time.I remember my headmaster suggesting that I read The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat, or The Kontiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl I began reading these in my mid twenties and found Kontiki brilliant I could never have read it earlier I believe there s a right time to read a book, and don t buy the kids something that s far too old for them You ll ruin Another one the my stupid grammar school gave us to read and study I was about 14 and understood nothing It did me no good at all at the time.I remember my headmaster suggesting that I read The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat, or The Kontiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl I began reading these in my mid twenties and found Kontiki brilliant I could never have read it earlier I believe
It is 50 years since I read this book, so I am reliant on my diary for what I thought It was quite a thought provoking book When I read it, I had been in Britain for four months, I was living in digs in Streatham in South London, and driving buses for London Transport, and feeling homesick for South Africa, and rather alienated in Britain That was why i bought the book and read it, and that coloured my attitude to the book It provoked two thoughts in me first, that Laurens van der Post, tho It is 50 years since I read this book, so I am reliant on my diary for what I thought It was quite a thought provoking book When I read it, I had been in Britain for four months, I was living in digs in Streatham in South London, and driving buses for London Transport, and feeling homesick for South Africa, and rather alienated in Britain That was why i bought the book and read it, and that coloured my attitude to the book It provoked two thoughts in me first, that Laurens van der Post, though born in Africa, wrote about Africa like a European That annoyed me, particularly because of my own circumstances at the time Secondly, he wrote about forgiveness in a way that may have been reflected in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa thirty years later So th
I read this on a trip to Malawi but I m afraid it only served to remind me that van der Post is not my favourite travel writer I enjoy his descriptions and it was interesting to read about Blantyre in the 1940s when I was there but I can t take his pompous philosophising DNF at 50 250 pages I have absolutely no ambition to read this right now, so. byee This remains one of my favourite books by one of my favourite authors On the surface this book is about a true, post WWII adventure and exploration philosopher Sir Laurens van der Post s incredible and dramatic journey into the interior of Africa to survey certain areas for the colonial British government However as always with van der Post s writing his meaning is deeper and is woven so beautifuly throughout th
I liked this book as I like all of Van der Post s work It is easy to put him down His perspective is not ours part British African Colonial, part Boer, part Dutch , some of what he writes probably belongs in the realms of tall stories, he can be somewhat arrogant and multiple references to natives grate on modern sensibilities Despite that his writing is fresh, clear, often with a poetic quality to it as well as a ring of honesty.This book is as much about an inner journey as an outer, geo I liked this book as I like all of Van der Post s work It is easy to put him down His perspective is not ours part British African Colonial, part Boer, part Dutch , some of what he writes probably belongs in the realms of tall stories, he can be somewhat arrogant and multiple references to natives grate on modern sensibilities Despite that his writing is fresh, clear, often with a poetic quality to it as well as a ring of honesty.This book is as much about an inner journey as an outer, geographical one, although the inner journey only really gets a few intense passages at the core locations of Mlanje and Nyika It is worth reading for the outer journey alone, which takes place in 1949 in a bygone world sandwiched between the Second World War and the decolonisation of Africa The author flies from Heath Row to Blanty

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 253 pages
  • Venture to the Interior
  • Laurens van der Post
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 0156935295