Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into The New Heart Of Africa by Will FergusonRoad Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into The New Heart Of Africa by Will Ferguson

Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into The New Heart Of Africa

byWill Ferguson

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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Hope lives in Africa. Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson travels deep into the once-mysterious "Land of a Thousand Hills" with his friend and cohort Jean-Claude Munyezamu, a man who escaped Rwanda just months before the killings began.
     From the legendary Source of the Nile to Dian Fossey's famed "gorillas in the mist," from innovative refugee camps along the Congolese border to the world's most escapable prison, from tragic genocide sites to open savannahs and a bridge to freedom, from schoolyard soccer pitches to a cunning plan to get rich on passion fruit, Ferguson and Munyezamu discover a country reborn.
     Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.
Will Ferguson spent five years in Asia, based in Japan, with travels to Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and China. He is the author of Beyond Belfast, which charts a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain, and Hitching Rides with Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb. His work has been published in twen...
Title:Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into The New Heart Of AfricaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 7.98 × 5.22 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:7.98 × 5.22 × 0.98 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143182560

ISBN - 13:9780143182566


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read One of the best books I have ever read. At times horrific but mostly about a beautiful country that has rebounded from a horrific genocide. Tons of information and so many places I want to go see now. Already making a lost of new places I want to go in Rwanda. For the people who are scared to read about the genocide this is the book for you as it isnt graphic. An amazing read and one of my new faves!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't put it down While I knew that the subject matter would be hard to read, I found myself so engrossed in the rich, layered world that Ferguson puts forth and couldn't stop reading. While he does touch on the atrocities committed in Rwanda, there is a tone of hope that ties the book together nicely. I love that he makes modern-day Rwanda seem nothing like the poverty-stricken, war-torn nation that I imagined.
Date published: 2016-12-30

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Road Trip Rwanda: “Funny and moving, powerful and tragic, Road Trip Rwanda is a stunning read about hope, redemption, and friendship in a country emerging from a national nightmare. Only Will Ferguson could achieve such a delicate and satisfying balance. Brilliant and breathtaking.” —Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for the novels The Best Laid Plans and No Relation“A thoughtful and eloquent examination of the Rwandan genocide‎ and how it has shaped generations at home and abroad. A compelling, lyrical, and thought-provoking read, suffused with just the right amount of wit.” —Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child and bestselling author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid Praise for Will Ferguson:“The funniest writer in Canada.” —The National Post “Pierre Berton with attitude.” —Montreal Gazette   “Ferguson has carved out a big niche as one of our most irreverent, funniest writers.” —The Globe and Mail   “Will Ferguson writes like a house on fire.” —Vancouver Sun   “Brilliantly entertaining.” —The Times (UK)   “Sometimes touching, sometimes amusing and always true ... as a wordsmith and traveler, Ferguson knows where he is going.” —The Boston Globe   “Ferguson possesses a crafty eye for detail, not to mention a highly developed understanding of the essential folly in what passes for everyday life.” —Edmonton Journal