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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Men, Rivers and Canoes

The Independent on Saturday the independent weekend newspaper catering for the people of KwaZulu-Natal carried an article about the recent republication of Ian Player's Men, Rivers and Canoes.

The affectionate article, written by James Clark, who has known Ian for forty years, describes how Ian "a self-educated Joburg boy" came to be South Africa's best known conservationist, bringing the White Rhino back from the brink of extinction along the way.

The newly released version of Men, Rivers and Canoes has been updated and enhanced by Ian for this edition (the original was published 43 years ago and has long been out of print) and chronicles "how Ian, out of curiosity, became the first man to canoe the length of the wild Umsindusi and how he eventually founded one of the world's most gruelling marathons - the Dusi."

The complete article is available online for subscribers to The Independent on Saturday

Men, Rivers and Canoes is published by Echoing Green Press and is available now.

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