26 June 2019
Don’t you just love it when something comes your way that is so totally different to that which you normally encounter? The Mozambique Hell Run is one of those things, after all, as a die-hard romance fan, why would I read a memoir by a truck driver?
Sometimes it is worth the effort to step into the unknown, and this was one of those times. Miguel Mitras was a truck driver in the ‘90’s, taking loads from South Africa into Mozambique through what became known as ‘The Mozambique Hell Run’. He takes the reader through the chaos of the withdrawal of Portugal from Mozambique (his youth) and on into his trucking experiences during another time of uncertainty – the civil war. It completely fascinated me from start to end.
The launch was held at Skoobs Theatre of Books, Montecasino and was well-attended by friends and family, and a few who came out of interest (always nice to see). Mr Mitras is a well-spoken gentleman and it was clear to see that the people in attendance were happy to celebrate this achievement with him. He spoke of his time as a truck driver in his 20’s and why he decided to finally publish the book which was actually written many years ago.
The book is available online or from Skoobs, Theatre of Books. Just buy it – you won’t be disappointed.
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