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African Silences

(1991)
A non fiction book by

 
 
African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers.

Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures of the wild. We share the drama of the journeys themselves, including a hazardous crossing of the continent in a light plane. And along the way, we learn of the human lives oppressed by bankrupt political regimes and economies, and threatened by the slow ecological catastrophe to which they have only begun to awaken.



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April 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Matthiessen Peter, Mattiniessen Peter
ISBN: 0-517-11698-7 / 978-0-517-11698-2 (USA edition)
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June 1992 : USA Library Binding

Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-613-91406-6 / 978-0-613-91406-2 (USA edition)
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October 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-00-271186-9 / 978-0-00-271186-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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July 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-679-40021-4 / 978-0-679-40021-9 (USA edition)
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September 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 1-86046-412-2 / 978-1-86046-412-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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September 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-00-271215-6 / 978-0-00-271215-6 (UK edition)
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June 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-679-73102-4 / 978-0-679-73102-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: African silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 0-00-272186-4 / 978-0-00-272186-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill
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April 1993 : Audio Cassette
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
ISBN: 5555767285 / 978-5555767288
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: African Silences
Author(s): Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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Title: African Silences
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