The Marginal Safari: Scouting the Edge of South Africa

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The Marginal Safari: Scouting the Edge of South Africa

by Justin Fox

Struik Publishers | July 18, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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"I''ve been craving the road for some time," writes Justin Fox - odd words for this most seasoned of travel writers. But there is more to it: "Restless, anxious about an uneventful slide into my late 30s..." And thus begins ten thousand kilometers around the edge of the Republic. Hugging the comforts which distance offers agitated souls, he bears east from Cape Town. This is fatherland, and for Justin his father''s land, which the famous architect Revel Fox has marked as much as he had shaped his son''s own identity. Justin tarries at outposts and towns; he skips entire cities to favor the off-beat treasures of characters fashioned less by convention than by their own battles against nature or circumstance. Back home his dad is fighting cancer. Having travelled with acute observation he reports like a novelist, stringing together scenes, pictures, communities and characters to form a totality of what South Africa is today as seen from its margins: a sad, exciting clash of histories and stories.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: July 18, 2011

Publisher: Struik Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1415200580

ISBN - 13: 9781415200582

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The Marginal Safari: Scouting the Edge of South Africa

The Marginal Safari: Scouting the Edge of South Africa

by Justin Fox

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: July 18, 2011

Publisher: Struik Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1415200580

ISBN - 13: 9781415200582

About the Book

I've been craving the road for some time, writes Justin Fox odd words for this most seasoned of travel writers. But there is more to it: Restless, anxious about an uneventful slide into my late 30s... And thus begins ten thousand kilometers around the edge of the Republic. Hugging the comforts which distance offers agitated souls, he bears east from Cape Town. This is fatherland, and for Justin his fathers land, which the famous architect Revel Fox has marked as much as he had shaped his sons own identity. Justin tarries at outposts and towns; he skips entire cities to favor the off-beat treasures of characters fashioned less by convention than by their own battles against nature or circumstance. Back home his dad is fighting cancer. Having travelled with acute observation he reports like a novelist, stringing together scenes, pictures, communities and characters to form a totality of what South Africa is today as seen from its margins: a sad, exciting clash of histories and stories.

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"I''ve been craving the road for some time," writes Justin Fox - odd words for this most seasoned of travel writers. But there is more to it: "Restless, anxious about an uneventful slide into my late 30s..." And thus begins ten thousand kilometers around the edge of the Republic. Hugging the comforts which distance offers agitated souls, he bears east from Cape Town. This is fatherland, and for Justin his father''s land, which the famous architect Revel Fox has marked as much as he had shaped his son''s own identity. Justin tarries at outposts and towns; he skips entire cities to favor the off-beat treasures of characters fashioned less by convention than by their own battles against nature or circumstance. Back home his dad is fighting cancer. Having travelled with acute observation he reports like a novelist, stringing together scenes, pictures, communities and characters to form a totality of what South Africa is today as seen from its margins: a sad, exciting clash of histories and stories.

About the Author

JUSTIN FOX was born in Cape Town. He is an award-winning journalist and editor at large for Getaway magazine. His other travel books include With Both Hands Waving, Just Add Dust, Cape Town Calling, Under the Sway and Africa Lens. When not traveling, he lives beside a lighthouse in Cape Town.
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