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African Silences

African Silences

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Written by Peter MatthiessenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Matthiessen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 30, 1992
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73102-3 (0-679-73102-4)
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African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. Matthiessen explores the human lives oppressed by bankrupt political regimes and economies.  He finds an entire community threatened by ravaged land and wildlife, a catastrophe to which they have only begun to awaken.

"A journey through Equatorial Africa to study the fate of elephants and other wildlife produces a somber chronicle of irrevocable loss, relieved only by noted naturalist and novelist Matthiessen's lucid prose and concluding intimations of some redress.... Matthiessen offers much more: a moving and never-sentimental evocation of loss to both man and beast, infused with sympathy and realism. Vintage Matthiessen."
--Kirkus Reviews