Victorian Lady in Africa: The Story of Mary Kingsley

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Ashford Press Pub., 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
Mary Kingsley was a fairly typical Victorian girl and young woman, apart perhaps from her avid interest in science and engineering. Her parents died in 1892, and Mary promply set off for adventure in West Africa. Her experiences reveal much about attitudes to women and African societies in the last years of the nineteenth century. Mary Kingsley packed the remaining eight years of her life full of travel, trade, observation, debate and an unceasing search for knowledge.

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