The Diamond Bogo: An African Idyll by Robert F. Jones

The Diamond Bogo: An African Idyll

byRobert F. Jones

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2018

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A safari takes a wild and ribald detour in this novel that is part adventure, part morality fable, and part Swiftian satire.
 
As a white hunter in a once game-rich corner of Africa, William Henry Olliphant Wynton, better known as Winjah among the tribesmen of Kansdu, sees that his days are numbered in a changing country. So, he’s going on one last hunt. And to make it worthwhile, his prey is the legendary Diamond Bogo, a Cape buffalo reported to be running around with a ten-million-dollar gem stuck beneath its horns.
 
To finance the safari, Winjah latches onto three unlikely clients: a wealthy hippie, his beautiful starry-eyed wife, and a professional magazine writer whose instincts have gone to seed. The trek has one hitch. The studded bogo was last seen in the land of the Toks—a suspiciously advanced tribe of alleged superhumans who have a surprise connection to Winjah’s big game, and they’re not to be toyed with.
 
Hailed by the New York Times as “an uncommonly gifted writer,” Robert F. Jones blends his own gritty firsthand knowledge of Africa and the hunting experience with an outlandishly imaginative world of his own creation.
 
 

Title:The Diamond Bogo: An African IdyllFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2018Publisher:Skyhorse PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634508874

ISBN - 13:9781634508872

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A safari takes a wild and ribald detour in this novel that is part adventure, part morality fable, and part Swiftian satire.As a white hunter in a once game-rich corner of Africa, William Henry Olliphant Wynton, better known as Winjah among the tribesmen of Kansdu, sees that his days are numbered in a changing country. So, he’s going on one last hunt. And to make it worthwhile, his prey is the legendary Diamond Bogo, a Cape buffalo reported to be running around with a ten-million-dollar gem stuck beneath its horns.To finance the safari, Winjah latches onto three unlikely clients: a wealthy hippie, his beautiful starry-eyed wife, and a professional magazine writer whose instincts have gone to seed. The trek has one hitch. The studded bogo was last seen in the land of the Toks—a suspiciously advanced tribe of alleged superhumans who have a surprise connection to Winjah’s big game, and they’re not to be toyed with.Hailed by the New York Times as “an uncommonly gifted writer,” Robert F. Jones blends his own gritty firsthand knowledge of Africa and the hunting experience with an outlandishly imaginative world of his own creation.