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The Congo and the Cameroons Mary Henrietta Kingsley

The Congo and the Cameroons

Mary Henrietta Kingsley

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ISBN : 9780141025513
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114 pages
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Contemptuous of Europes civilising mission in Africa, Mary Kingsleys (1862-1900) extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record, both of a world which has vanished and of a writer and explorer of immense bravery, witMoreContemptuous of Europes civilising mission in Africa, Mary Kingsleys (1862-1900) extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record, both of a world which has vanished and of a writer and explorer of immense bravery, wit and humanity. Paddling through mangrove swamps, fending off crocodiles, climbing Mount Cameroon, Kingsley is both admirable and funny.