Safari: Safari originates from the Swahili word for journey. In Kweli, Travis conducts game viewing tours for clients visiting Kenya's National Parks. Travis assists his guest in locating and photographing Africa's Big Five: the lion, leopard, the leopard, the buffalo, the elephant and the rhinoceros.
~~Janjaweed - Devils on Horseback
What would you do if your single engine plane accidentally crossed the Kenyan border into Sudan, and your young children were taken in a slave raid? With the U.S Embassy closed, The U.S. government influence is non-existent. Demands made to the Sudanese government , which claims slavery doesn’t exist, would cause your children to disappear rather than for them to admit the truth. Sudan is a country of two populations. The north is mainly Arab and mainly Moslem. The majority black Africans who live in Southern Sudan are either Christians or animist. The Arab government in Khartoum has armed the Janjaweed, nomadic bandits, and sanctioned them under Sharia Law to commit atrocities causing the deaths of more than two million of their own fellow-citizens in southern Sudan. The police are on the side of the slavers. When diplomacy fails Travis, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, is asked to accompany a small band of illegal rebels, from the Sudanese People Liberation Army - the SPLA. They plan a mission of insertion and extraction. Travis is determined to rescue the missionary children even if it means to practice the art of death that nearly drove him into insanity before. He chooses to enter Sudan, and the heart of the Janjaweed.
~~ Kweli - The Truth Unmasked
In this sequel to Janjaweed - Devils on Horseback, Travis Martin, an America citizen, marries Karasa, a native Sudanese. For Travis the difference in their races doesn’t exist. Their love and respect for each other is the core of their commitment. Now they live in Kenya where Travis works as a Safari tour guide and thrives on the thrill of his adventures. Travis and Karasa have been tried in absentia and sentenced to death by the government in Sudan. They’ll be executed if they ever return. Yet they still agonize over Karasa’s two children from her first marriage who were taken by the Janjaweed in a slave raid more than ten years ago. When a letter arrives from a news agency promising to free Karasa’s son, Twangi, in return for being allowed to feature Travis in a story, it seems too good to be true. Travis and Karasa travel on two wildly diverse paths in dangerous situations to try and save Twangi before it’s too late. The truth appears illusive and becomes masked by a media obsessed with personal ambitions and political intrigue on a world-wide scale. This fact, however, doesn’t deter either Travis or Karasa who’d willingly exchange their lives for Twangi’s freedom.