Books: Safari Debunked

THE NYLON SAFARI (276 pp.)—Rehna Cloete—Houghton Mifflin ($3.50).

The newest tropical disease is writing about Africa. The most recently infected is Rehna ("Tiny") Cloete (rhymes with booty), who caught the bug on a three-week safari after she and her author-husband Stuart Cloete had completed a ten-month cross-continent trek researching his recent book, The African Giant (TIME, Oct. 3). The tone of The Nylon Safari is prevailingly lighthearted, the pace is readably headlong, and there is notably little spilling of blood or guts. Indeed, the Hemingway-Ruark axis of hairy-chested literary Tarzans may be somewhat miffed at the casual kiss-off Tiny Cloete gives their...

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