Bill Bryson's African Diary

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
Doubleday, Bill Bryson, 2002, African Diary book cover.jpg
Cover of 2002 Doubleday hardback edition
AuthorBill Bryson
IllustratorNeil Gower
SubjectKenya
GenreTravel
PublisherDoubleday
Publication date
2002
Pages63
ISBN0-7679-1506-2
Preceded byDown Under 
Followed byA Short History of Nearly Everything 

Bill Bryson's African Diary is a 2002 book by best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson. The book details a trip Bryson took to Kenya in 2002. Bryson describes his experiences there and observations about Kenyan culture, geography, and politics, as well as his visits to poverty-fighting projects run by CARE International, to which he donated all royalties for the book.[1]

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In a review published in the Guardian Lionel Shriver was critical of the book's length, describing it as "less a book than a pamphlet". Shriver also disliked the book's tone, "a po-faced, gee-whizz sincerity ill-suited to a writer who has made his reputation for being light and wry (and even snide) in droll travel books."[2]

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