"Patagonia begins on the Río Negro"
Nicholas Shakespeare contests that In Patagonia
contains several factual errors. Patagonia is usually said to start at the Río Colorado
, and not 12okm further south at the Río Negro
as Chatwin states. The Negro
, which is actually greenish-brown, is a translation from the Araucanian Curú Leuvú
and not a reference to its colour.