African Notebook

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Syracuse University Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Albert Schweizer was already world famous when he was first persuaded to share with the public these candid reminiscences of early days at Lanbarene, Gabon, Africa. The multitude of brief entries in the book captures the flavour of Shweitzer's mission in vignettes and musings on the land.
 

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Contents

TALES OF OLDEN DAYS
36
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHITE PEOPLE
45
TABOOS AND MAGIC
56
HOSPITAL STORIES AND SCENES
91
MORE STORIES
105
OYEMBO THE FOREST SCHOOLMASTER
120
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About the author (2002)

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. While still a young man he demonstrated extraordinary abilities in a wide range of pursuits, including science, theology, and music. In 1908 he published his magisterial study of the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He studied medicine from 1905 to 1913 at the University of Strasbourg, then founded a hospital in French Equatorial Africa, where he spent most of the remainder of his life. Schweitzer used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. His bookThe Quest of the Historical Jesus is also available from Johns Hopkins.

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