Being in Africa

Nancy Ceneviva


The first line of Paul Theroux's African travel memoir, Dark Star Safari, reads "All news out of Africa is bad." When we hear about the ravages of disease, hunger and war there, it seems impossible to disagree. And yet I do. I travelled to Kenya and Tanzania in August 2005 and while all news out of Africa may be bad, being in Africa is something much more. These photos are a bit of being in Africa.