The Armchair Traveler Club


Posted by mukikamu on August 10, 2007

I have read several books about safaris and although I really enjoy his novels, my favourite Africa writer is not Ernest Hemingway. It escapes me why. He was a great fan of hunting in Africa and has written fiercely about his inextinguishable passion. His books, Green Hills of Africa, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and The Snows of Kilimanjaro have everything a dreamy Africa reader could ask for, but I somehow lack a slightly more modest scientific and anthropological approach. However, these works are very personal classics of a Nobel-prized writer and it is unquestionable that the blunt and honest portrayal of the soul of White Hunters makes these volumes (especially the last two) literary treats. There is no way a devoted fan of the continent can go round them.

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Christopher Ondaatje has written a biography about Hemnigway and these hunting years. Check out a short interview with him HERE.



  1. […] it is. It reminded me of the books that started me on armchair traveling long long years ago. Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Twain’s Roughin’ It also promote idle vagabonding and […]

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