Visitants is Dave Eggers's first collection of travel writing. The book begins at 140kph, with Eggers being driven across the deserts of Saudi Arabia by a hired driver who declares, 'American, boom boom!' This opening sets the stage for the collection's vast cultural scope and ever-present sense of adventure, inquisitiveness and daring.
From Saudi Arabia, Eggers takes us further on freewheeling sojourns in the likes of Cuba and Thailand, followed by brief stopovers in Croatia and Syria, and thought-provoking, meditative expositions on South Sudan. Globetrotters and Eggers fans alike will find a faithful companion in his unique combination of humour, humanism and empathy