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Text ↠ The Congo and the Cameroons Ñ Mary Henrietta Kingsley Remarkable record both of a world which has vanished and of a The Congo ePUB writer and explorer of immense bravery wit and humanity Paddling through mangrove swamps fending off crocodiles climbing Mount Cameroon Kingsley is both admirable and funnyGreat Journeys allows readers to travel both around Congo and the ePUB the planet and back through the centuries but also back into ideas and worlds frightening ruthles

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✹ [BOOKS] ✭ The Congo and the Cameroons By Mary Henrietta Kingsley ❃ – Citybreakscheap.co.uk Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa Mary Kingsley's 1862 1900 extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record both of a world which has vanished and of BOOKS The Congo and the Cameroons By Mary Henrietta Kingsley Citybreakscheapcouk Contemptuous of Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa Mary Kingsley's 1862 1900 extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a remarkable record both of a world which has vanished and of Contemptuous of and the eBook Europe's 'civilising mission' in Africa Mary Kingsley's extraordinary journeys through tropical west Africa are a

Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley Kingsley was and the eBook ´ born in Islington London on October the daughter and oldest child of doctor traveler and writer George Kingsley and Mary BaileyKingsley wrote two books about her experiences The Congo ePUB Ã Travels in West Africa which was an immediate best seller and West African Studies both of which granted her vast respect and prestige within the scholarly community Some newspapers.

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The Congo and the CameroonsS and cruel in different ways from our own Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things Great civilisations walls of ice violent and implacable jungles deserts and mountains multitudes of birds and flowers new to science Reading these books is to see the world afresh to rediscover a time when many cultures were uite strange to each other where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovere

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  • Renee

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsSuuuper colonial Africa Mary Kingsley is hilarious and her observations about the nature around her are fascinating Only three stars because as can be expected from Victorian Colonial literature there's a lot of racism about the people hauling her supplies up a mountain As I said entirely expected but not something I want to read


  • Daren

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsThis is a great little excerpt book Kingsley is a fascinating woman well ahead of her time and she writes very entertainingly It is hard to believe the original book was published in 1897The book covers her travels through modern Gabon and her ascent of Mt CameroonThere is some wonderful writing with this book The rocks are covered with moss and ferns and the mist curling and wandering about among the stems is very lovely I have to pause in life's pleasures because I want to measure one of the large earthworms which with smaller sealing wax red worms are crawling about He was eleven inches and three uarters He detained me some time getting this information because he was so nervous during this operation P50 My men shouted to me above the roar that it was a 'bad place' They


  • Marian

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the Cameroons The Congo and the Cameroons contains excerpts from Mary Kingsley's memoir Travels in West Africa published in 1897 The first two sections cover some observations and anecdotes about West African flora and fauna while the last two thirds of the book follow Mary's climbing of Mount CameroonMary like her fellow solo traveler Isabella Bird was a tough cookie She was only about 33 years old when she decided to become the third Englishman to ascend the Peak of Mount Cameroon and the


  • Sally

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsThis is an absolutely fabulous tale of adventure and travelI began it with a vague awareness that the author was related to Charles Kingsley he of the unreadable 'Water Babies' and an expectation of perhaps a missionary journeyI was utterly wrongMiss Kingsley was his niece merely a spirited and very funny writer with a distaste for missionary work With a team of native porters etc she embarks on a truly daredevil voyage through crocodile infested mangrove swamps forests of gorillas and a successful ascent of Mt Cameroon despite endless rain and recalcitrant servantsDespite utterly grim conditions the author remains upbeat and entertaining writing of the spectacular views the mist shrouded forests and the dlorious flora concluding Why did I come to Africa? Why who would not come to its twin brother hell its


  • Emi Ham

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsThis book is the bain of my existence Soooo boring I don't reuire a lot of action in a book but I reuire some action and a plot not a hoytty toytty racist english women describing her trip to the Nigerian jungle I only read this the check off a promo on my popular list


  • Adam

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the Cameroonsas far as books by wild racists go this was alright as far as travelogues go


  • Brian Kovesci

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsMary’s a funny lady


  • Lara Lleverino

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsLovely book with beautiful language and such picturesue descriptions I imagine Tolkien read this book and took her description of the Cameroon mountain for his land of Mirkwood


  • Stuart Hill

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the CameroonsKingsley is an author I had not previously heard of and the brief introduction to this volume was not particularly enlightening As for the text itself like others in the Great Journeys series it consists of short excerpts from books by the auth


  • Ape

    Download Book » The Congo and the Cameroons ´ Mary henrietta kingsley The Congo and the Cameroons2010 bookcrossing reviewThese aren't the longest of reads This one was pretty interesting and a good read; very descriptive I really got an image of the African mountains and