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Travels in West Africa

Travels in West Africa by Mary H. Kingsley
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Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an British explorer and writer who greatly influenced European ideas about Africa and its people. Kingsley was an outspoken critic of European colonialism, a champion for indigenous customs, and a dedicated campaigner for a revised British policy which supported traders and merchants over the needs of settlers and missionaries.

Her adventures were extraordinary and fascinating. Among other things she fought with crocodiles, fell into native spear traps and was caught in a tornado on the slopes of Mount Cameroon. She traveled in West Africa wearing the same clothes she always wore in England: long, black, trailing skirts, tight waists, high collars and a small fur cap. These same clothes saved her life when she fell into a game pit, the many petticoats protecting her from being impaled on the stakes below.

This is her story in her own words of her adventures and the people and culture of West Africa.

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This eBook was prepared by Les Bowler, St. Ives, Dorset.

Travels in West Africa (Congo Francais, Corisco and Cameroons) by Mary H. Kingsley.

To my brother, C. G. Kingsley this book is dedicated.

CONTENTS

PREFACE. PREFACE TO THE ABRIDGED EDITION OF TRAVELS IN WEST AFRICA. INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER I. LIVERPOOL TO SIERRA LEONE AND THE GOLD COAST. CHAPTER II. FERNANDO PO AND THE BUBIS. CHAPTER III. VOYAGE DOWN COAST. CHAPTER IV. THE OGOWE. CHAPTER V. THE RAPIDS OF THE OGOWE. CHAPTER VI. LEMBARENE. CHAPTER VII. ON THE WAY FROM KANGWE TO LAKE NCOVI. CHAPTER VIII. FROM NCOVI TO ESOON. CHAPTER IX. FROM ESOON TO AGONJO. CHAPTER X. BUSH TRADE AND FAN CUSTOMS. CHAPTER XI. DOWN THE REMBWE. CHAPTER XII. FETISH. CHAPTER XIII. FETISH (Continued). CHAPTER XIV. FETISH (Continued). CHAPTER XV. FETISH (Continued). CHAPTER XVI. FETISH (Concluded). CHAPTER XVII. ASCENT OF THE GREAT PEAK OF CAMEROONS. CHAPTER XVIII. THE GREAT PEAK OF CAMEROONS (Continued). CHAPTER XIX. THE GREAT PEAK OF CAMEROONS (Continued)... Continue reading book >>


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