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Travels in West Africa

Mary H. Kingsley

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Genres:

Travel

Description:

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. (Summary by Kehinde)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

20h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:08:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:06:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

55:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

47:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

49:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

46:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:30