By Peter MatthiessenAfrican Silences is a strong and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African panorama and its flora and fauna. during this seriously acclaimed paintings Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written approximately in earlier books, A Tree the place guy used to be Born -- nominated for the nationwide booklet Award -- and Sand Rivers.
Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and different endangered creatures of the wild. We percentage the drama of the trips themselves, together with a detrimental crossing of the continent in a mild aircraft. And alongside the way in which, we research of the human lives oppressed through bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened via the gradual ecological disaster to which they've got basically all started to rouse.