Book review of "Travels in West Africa" by M. Kingsley, Cover Publication, New York, NY, USA, 2003

Bauer, Irmgard (2014) Book review of "Travels in West Africa" by M. Kingsley, Cover Publication, New York, NY, USA, 2003. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 12 (2). pp. 201-202.

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[Extract] Housebound as a child to nurse her ailing mother, Mary Kingsley's only escape were the books in her father's library, books about explorations in Africa. At the age of 30, after her parents had just died in quick succession, she was finally free. She left for West Africa, expecting to die there. Luckily for us, she did not die; she travelled along the west coast of Africa, meticulously recording her observations, encounters and experiences resulting in her first book, the now classic Travels in West Africa: Congo Français, Corisco and Cameroons (1897).

Item ID: 32829
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 06:14
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