Fantastic Invasion Patrick Marnham 1988(1979) Patrick Marnham went on many trips to Africa in the 1970s including one in which he wrote a report on the Nomads of the Sahel after a drought. This book, for which he had much trouble finding a publisher, was widely acclaimed when it was published; Paul Theroux said of it: 'An absolutely horrifying chronicle which, better than any book I know, explains Africa and finds a pattern in what

has baffled every other observer up to now. It is a courageous and brilliant effort.'