By Joseph Hone
'Joseph Hone went to Zaire for the BBC. His objective used to be a chain of talks approximately crossing Africa from coast to coast, as Stanley had performed. That purpose started, and ended, in Kinshasha... Having fallen in love in boyhood with the belief of Africa, he had searched for 'great releasing spaces', and located himself in a urban from which there has been no get away and not using a inner most plane.' Guardian
'For those that prefer to learn, in convenience, approximately uncomfortable trips, frightful inns, dreadful nutrients, and broken-down capitals, I strongly suggest Children of the Country. The part on Kinshasha, specifically, is either alarming and hilarious.' Richard Cobb, Spectactor 'Books of the Year'
'A darkly colored own odyssey.... Hone hopes to accomplish a few type of point of view on his unraveling marriage right here within the panorama of his boyhood fantasies... His skill to articulate his personal reactions to the panorama, mixed along with his detailed notation of aspect, lend his narrative freshness and vitality.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times