The Black Nile

“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

“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

The Black Nile, a nonfiction account of my journey down the Nile River from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea, was released as a Penguin paperback July 26.

Here are two great reviews from The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

And a recent video interview with the Andrew Burmon of the Huffington Post.

Ask for it at your local bookstore, or click to buy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and from your local independent bookshop via the folks at IndieBound.

The Black Nile was first published by The Viking Press. Watch this site for  more news and reviews. You can also follow us on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page.

Drop me a line if you’d like to know more.

Oh, and here’s a link to my interview with Jessica Mudditt of the excellent website The Browser.

The Black Nile – August 12 from Viking Penguin from DAN MORRISON on Vimeo.

17 thoughts on “The Black Nile

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  2. In the middle of the book right now, what a great piece of travel writing. Looking forward to more books from you!

  3. Dear Mr. Morrison:

    I am Deborah Hirsch, Principal Librarian at The Mid-Manhattan Library Branch of The New York Public Library where I coordinate all the public programming. I am writing to ask if you would consider speaking at this library about your book, “The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River.”

    The Mid-Manhattan Library is the central circulating library of the New York Public Library system. Positioned across the street from the central research library, thousands of users walk through our doors each day and thousands more are served remotely through our internet site. For many years we have offered cultural and informational programs that highlight our collections and help to fulfill one of our core missions of providing a forum for free and open access to new ideas.

    We are seeking a public program intended for a general audience lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour. In return we offer you the opportunity to publicize your work.

    Public programs take place at 6:30 in the evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or at 2:30 in the afternoon on Saturdays. In order to maximize our publicity efforts we strive to book them at least three / four months ahead of the date of the program. If you would like to discuss a time when you would be free for a program please contact me via email or telephone. Thank you for your consideration.


    Deborah Hirsch
    Principal Librarian: Mid-Manhattan Administration
    The New York Public Library*Mid-Manhattan Library
    455 Fifth Avenue*New York, N.Y. 10016

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  7. Heythere — I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. One of these days I’ll get more photos up on my website. Best/DM

  8. Dear Dan , thanks for your interest of our country. I just now recalled your book and I will try to see if I can find it in Sudan, but any way even before I read it so many thanks for it, with my best wishes.

  9. I’m a big travelogue fan. As much as I’ve loved real travel there something great about being taken to the most exotic places and being able to sleep in your own bed that night. Your book is one of the most poetic haunting pieces of travel writing I’ve run into. I look forward to more.
    Thanks, Althea

  10. I found your book in the little library on the Carnival Triumph. It made for very entertaining reading while we drifted in the Gulf. You should get a Kindle edition published so I can finish it.

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