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  • Author:
    Dervla Murphy
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    0719557895
  • ISBN13:
    978-0719557897
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    John Murray; First Edition edition (1997)
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    432 pages
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Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. 1999: South from the Limpopo: Travels through South Africa.

Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia. 2001: One Foot in Laos. 2003: Through the Embers of Chaos: Balkan Journeys.

Dervla Murphy is a fine and accomplished Irish writer who has penned 16 books, and has both a detail-catching eye . South From The Limpopo' goes some way to describing this most interesting of countries but fails to find the real South Africa. 10 people found this helpful.

Dervla Murphy is a fine and accomplished Irish writer who has penned 16 books, and has both a detail-catching eye and great personal ambition. Between 1993 and 1995, when she was in her early 60s, she rode her bike 6,000 miles across South Africa-alone-when the Republic was engulfed by racial strife. The question is, Why? As Murphy herself admits, it wasn't for pleasure.

Murphy, Dervla, 1931-. Biography & Autobiography, Essays & Travelogues, Travel - General, phy, Africa, Travel, General, Women, Murphy, Dervla, 1931-, Travel. Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on July 21, 2014.

South from the Limpopo book. When Dervla first pedalled across the Limpopo she fancied that she "understood" South Africa's problems because for more than 40 years she had - from a distance - taken an interest in them. Twelve hours later that illusion was shattered. This text reflects her moods o Dervla Murphy's journal of her cycle tours of South Africa in 1994 gives a day-by-day view of that period.

South from Limpopo Travels through South Africa by Dervla Murphy and Publisher Eland Publishing. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781780601182, 1780601182

South from Limpopo Travels through South Africa by Dervla Murphy and Publisher Eland Publishing. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781780601182, 1780601182. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781780601298, 1780601298. Note that the availability of products for purchase is based on the country of your billing address. Some items may have regional restrictions for purchase. Canadian customers may purchase from our stores in Canada or the US. Canada.

South from Limpopo: Travels through South Africa. by Dervla Murphy South from Limpopo - Dervla Murphy. South from Limpopo is a social, cultural and political journey through South Africa, before, during and after the transfer of power in 1994, by the much-loved and formidable travel writer, Dervla Murphy. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. South from Limpopo - Dervla Murphy.

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Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931 in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. 2001: One Foot in Laos

Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931 in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years.

South from the Limpopo Dervla Murphy HarperCollins UK 9780006551058 : Dervla Murphys journal of her cycle tours of South Africa .

South from the Limpopo Dervla Murphy HarperCollins UK 9780006551058 : Dervla Murphys journal of her cycle tours of South Africa in 1994 gives a day-by-day view of that period. When Dervla first pedalled across the Limpopo she fancied that she understood South Africas problems because for more than 40 years she had - from a distance - taken an interest in them. This text reflects her moods of confusion and elation, hope and disappointment as she tries to come to terms with a country even more complex and fractured - but also more flexible - than she had expected.

Physical description; xv, 432 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm. Subjects; Murphy, Dervla 1931- - Journeys - South Africa. Murphy, Dervla 1931- - Travel - South Africa. South Africa - Description and travel. South Africa - Politics and government - 1994- Travel writing ; Biography & autobiography.

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DrayLOVE
Still reading it ........!
Kigabar
South Africa is a wonderful country and I had the great fortune to live and work there for two years. During this time I travelled thousands of miles, saw much of the country, and met a great many people from all backgrounds. It is a complex country full of contradictions that can assault one's sensibilities. There can be few other countries in the world where the destiny of its citizens is so intricately linked to its immediate history.
The author of this book recognises that the only way to understand a country is to see it for oneself. Bravely she set out to find the answers to some of the questions that South Africa poses by travelling around it on a bicycle. To some extent she succeeds, her reportage surrounding the assassination of Chris Hani has some merit, but overall I was left with a sense of great unease. She establishes her credentials as an admirer of the ANC early on and is named Comrade Noxolo (which means peace in Khosa) by her `minders'; a gesture which she describes as marking her `acceptance as a reliable friend, a person with the right attitude'. At no time, however, does she question the role of her minders as her journey continues and how she may have been manipulated in crucial sections of this book.
Her views about the redistribution of clothes from a hijacked laundry van are disappointing (failing `to see it as either criminal or immoral') and her Robin Hood like attitude to this incident is not extended to the theft of her own property later in the book in the form of her beloved bicycle. Her trip to prison to visit those on remand awaiting trial for the possession of automatic weapons is disturbing. The closest she comes to condemning the possession of these unlawful weapons is to inform us that she has another view that is `beside the present point' from agreeing with her minders that they should be retained for future possible use.
Later in the book her attitude begins to change. She becomes more cynical about her associates' intentions, but by then her personal opinions have long ago clouded the objectivity of her observations. Maybe a travelogue is allowed to be subjective but I can't help thinking that if it is then it should avoid dubious political observations and concentrate on describing the journey itself. It is this which seriously detracts from the overall value of the book. `South From The Limpopo' goes some way to describing this most interesting of countries but fails to find the real South Africa.
Vozilkree
Dervla bikes down and up South Africa before, during and after the 1994 vote for majority rule. Her physical perseverance energized me, and her observations were fascinating. As in most of her other works, Dervla has the courage to be inconsistent in her views, and reveals her own positive and negative aspects with refreshing honesty. -- Dervla Addict.
Forey
As a South African living abroad for an extensive time now, it was a lovely homesick journey with Dervla Murphy!