Praise for The Black Nile

From a “nomad who pursues every form of transportation imaginable to follow Africa’s longest river,” The Black Nile is “an evocative piece of reporting…a portrait of a fractured country just one spark away from a renewal of hostilities.” –Joshua Hammer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review

Beautifully written. A masterful narrative of investigative reportage, travel writing, and contemporary history. . . . The Black Nile is all at once thrilling, sad, and—most of all—thoughtful. The Daily Beast

Dan Morrison takes the reader on an incredible journey in The Black Nile. Weaving together intense travel writing and history, he has produced a supremely entertaining work, and also an important one.David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

Part On the Road, part Fear and Loathing in Africa, Dan Morrison takes us with him on his journey down the Nile–teaching us, by example, to be explorers of both the world and ourselves.Kevin Sites, author of In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars

2 thoughts on “Praise for The Black Nile

  1. Dan, The Black Nile was an outstanding acheivement! Kudos! I have one question–weren’t you afraid of crocodiles? Dangling your feet in the water of Lake Victoria, etc? It used to be thick with crocs, thanks to all human carnage tossed in. And what about crocs in the Nile? I grew up along the banks of the Congo River and one of its tributaries, the Kasai River. We NEVER would have dared even wade along the bank for fear of crocs. A friends of ours was taken and eaten by a Nile croc in one of the tributaries while trying to tie up a raft for the night. Women washing clothes were often taken and eaten. I had the shivers the whole time expecting one to snatch you or Schon under for its dinner a few days later when you were nice and tender.

    Tamar Myers (I’m the author of 36 novels, by the way)

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