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暗星之旅(节选)

编者按:保罗•梭罗克斯是著名的旅行作家和小说家。这本书则描述了他自2001年初由埃及的开罗经由陆路到南非的开普敦的经历。作者没有将这片沉寂的大陆浪漫化,而是让读者从字里行间感受到非洲人民的朴实善良和由于腐败的政权造成了极度的贫困和落后。本文即节选自《暗星之旅》。

All news out of Africa is bad. It made me want to go there, though not for the horror, the hot spots, the massacre-and-earthquake stories you read in the newspaper; I wanted the pleasure of being in Africa again. Feeling that the place was so large it contained many untold tales and some hope and comedy and sweetness, too - feeling that there was more to Africa than misery and terror - I aimed to reinsert myself in the bundu, as we used to call the bush, and to wander the antique hinterland. There I had lived and worked, happily, almost forty years ago, in the heart of the greenest continent.

从非洲传来的全是坏消息。(剩余10809字)

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