Travels in West Africa, Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons

Travels in West Africa, Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons

by Mary Kingsley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1108022006

ISBN-13: 9781108022002

Pub. Date: 11/18/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mary Kingsley (1862–1900) is one of the best-known Victorian women travellers, whose solo adventures in West Africa made her a celebrity in England. This, her first book, published in 1897, was an instant best-seller. She travelled extensively, engaging in trade both to fund her trip and to get to know the African people, rather than merely observing as an

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Mary Kingsley (1862–1900) is one of the best-known Victorian women travellers, whose solo adventures in West Africa made her a celebrity in England. This, her first book, published in 1897, was an instant best-seller. She travelled extensively, engaging in trade both to fund her trip and to get to know the African people, rather than merely observing as an outsider. She brought back quantities of natural specimens, three of which were named after her. On her return to England she was asked to give numerous lectures. Some of her views were considered controversial - she opposed the attempts by missionaries to impose European culture on native people, and defended polygamy and even slavery. Her observations and interests are wide-ranging, and she showed an acute and sympathetic understanding of West African culture and society. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=kingma

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108022002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
798
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Liverpool to Sierra Leone; 2. The Gold Coast; 3. Fernando Po and the Bubis; 4. Lagos Bar; 5. Voyage down coast; 6. Libreville and Glass; 7. The Ogowé; 8. Talagouga; 9. The rapids of the Ogowé; 10. Lembarene; 11. From Kangwe to Lake Ncovi; 12. From Ncovi to Esoon; 13. From Esoon to Agonjo; 14. Bush trade and fan customs; 15. Down the Rembwé; 16. Congo Français; 17. The log of the Lafayette; 18. From Corisco to Gaboon; 19. Fetish; 20. Fetish continued; 21. Fetish continued; 22. Fetish continued; 23. Fetish concluded; 24. Ascent of the Great Peak of Cameroons; 25. Ascent of the Great Peak of Cameroons continued; 26. The Great Peak of Cameroons continued; 27. The Great Peak of Cameroons concluded; 28. The Islands in the Bay of Amboises; Appendix; Index.

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