About this book
A journey through two sub-Saharan countries, torn apart by war and studded with landmines. Mendes interviews relief workers, widows, soldiers and survivors to create a story of suffering and hope. "Captures the voices of ordinary Africans" "Literary Review"
This is an extraordinary account of Pedro Rosa Mendes's journey across Africa in 1997 - 6000 miles from the west to the east coast, from Angola to Mozambique - on trains with no windows, no doors, no seats, on wrecks of trucks and buses, on boats and motorcycles.