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Travels into the Interior of Africa
     

Travels into the Interior of Africa

by Mungo Park
 

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Mungo Park's account of his journeys into West Africa in 1795 and again in 1805 provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. Though he failed in the object of his mission -to chart the course of the Niger River -he succeeded in leaving a unique record of everyday life before the exploitation of Africa by Europeans, as

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Mungo Park's account of his journeys into West Africa in 1795 and again in 1805 provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. Though he failed in the object of his mission -to chart the course of the Niger River -he succeeded in leaving a unique record of everyday life before the exploitation of Africa by Europeans, as valuable today as it was then. His first-hand experiences of tribal justice, gold mining and the slave trade are recorded, as well as his own understated heroism, a story of courage, open-hearted friendship and betrayal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780600000
Publisher:
Eland Publishing
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish explorer of the African continent. He was credited as being the first Westerner to encounter the Niger River.

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