Hunting the Gugu

Benedict Allen

Hunting the Gugu by Benedict Allen contains the strangest tales told by travellers from the vast island of Sumatra.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571206278
Date Published
04.02.2002
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Summary

From the vast island of Sumatra, Benedict Allen brings back the strangest of travellers’ tales concerning black-maned ape-men as Theodore Hull – octogenarian survivor of Japanese labour camps – entices him onto the trail of the Gugu. A tangle of folktales leads Allen to the aboriginal Kubu people who can guide him into the highlands where the ape-men screech all night long, shaking every fibre of the forest. But the twentieth century is encroaching, and Kubu say that the Gugus’ rage can no longer be appeased by traditional gifts of tobacco. Allen ventures into the dark, living forest, watched by unseen eyes . . .

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Benedict Allen is one of the UK’s most prominent explorers. For the past twenty-five years he has conducted solo expeditions through the Amazon jungle, along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and across Mongolia’s Gobi Desert without the use of GPS, satellite phone or other means of outside support, as we as having written ten books of his adventures and editing The Faber…

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