One dry season: in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley

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Knopf, Jan 1, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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A spirited, witty, enthralling account of a young woman's recent exploration of the equatorial African country of Gabon, as she retraces the steps of a journey made in 1895 by Mary Kingsley, author of the classic volume, Travels in West Africa.

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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

This seemed a little slow and wondering to me. Usually that's okay in a travel book, but somehow this writer never seemed to resolve ANYTHING, which got a little boring after a while. Perhaps I was influenced by having read Kingsley's wonderfully witty narrative first. Read full review

One dry season: in the footsteps of Mary Kingsley

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Kingsley's Travels in West Africa (1897) still makes wonderfully entertaining reading; she is a hard act to follow. Although travel to Africa has shed its exoticism, it still offers plenty of ... Read full review


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