Journey without maps by Graham Greene

IMG_6315Set in Monrovia, Liberia. Reviewed on 2018/04: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhh0aL0lBZK/

I have chosen #Monroviaas the location for this book because that was the final city of #grahamgreene ‘s perilous trip. However other smaller and off the beaten path locations in #sierraleone#guinea and #liberia significantly pullulate the story. And even more telling imageries of #london and #paris dominate the odyssey. That’s important to mention here because #greene does not seem to be in the heart of the #saintpaulriver but instead he’s by the Thames. Of course it’s nearly impossible to read #journeywithoutmapsand not read its obvious and insidious references to #colonialism and cultural British dominance. However I’d argue that Greene takes #travelwriting to a #literarymasterpiece with his captivating twists, rapid succession of fast paced #adventuresand more importantly his own #selfreflection notes. From the few Greene’s book I have read so far, this has been by far the one I have enjoyed the most. #highlyrecommended #unchartered#travelbook #penguinclassics#britishcolonialism

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