(KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley


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  1. says: Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley

    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Suuuper 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

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley This 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 mo

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    Summary The Congo and the Cameroons (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley 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

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    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary This 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

  5. says: (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley

    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley This 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

  6. says: Summary The Congo and the Cameroons (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley

    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley as far as books by wild racists go this was alright as far as travelogues go

  7. says: (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary Summary The Congo and the Cameroons

    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary’s a funny lady

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    (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Lovely 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

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley Kingsley is an author I had not previously heard of and the brief introduction to this volume was not particularly enlighten

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    Summary The Congo and the Cameroons (KINDLE) The Congo and the Cameroons AUTHOR Mary Henrietta Kingsley characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley 2010 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 mangroves in my mind from this little bookThis one is from the late 1800s and from one of the few female adventurers in this collection It's kind of amazing that this young woman went off travelling into Africa on her own and coped with it

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characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary Summary The Congo and the Cameroons 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 a writer and explorer of immense bravery wit and humanity Paddling through mangrove swamps fending off crocodiles climbing Mount Cameroon. 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 first to have ascended it from the southeast face p 33 34 With her trusty umbrella some German camping gear and a small group of native assistants she set off into the jungle Surviving rain mud tornadoes and a range of minor accidents Mary was determined nothing even her own moments of discouragement would keep her from achieving her missionApart from bravely facing the elements and all kinds of creepy crawlies Mary was also uite a character She writes much in the style of a male British officer of the day referring to her assistants as the men or my boys Natives and Germans alike feature heavily in her jokes so it is hard to tell whether she was racially prejudiced misandrist or simply impatient with anyone less committed to her goal than herself Either way I really didn t care for her sense of humorWhile I may not read the full memoir I ll probably seek out a biography on Mary Kingsley because it sounds like she had a very interesting life I was particularly interested to learn on Wikipedia that she met Mary Slessor a missionary whose story fascinated me as a child Sadly she died when she was only 37 serving as a volunteer nurse in the Second Boer War I can imagine how many adventures she would have gone on had she lived a longer life but it s amazing what she accomplished in the years she had

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characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary Summary The Congo and the Cameroons Ilisations 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. Kingsley 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 authorKingsley s archaic and ponderous prose style takes some getting used to for a modern reader but the book does benefit from her witty descriptions and amusing anecdotes concerning her travels in Africa Her gift for light comedy comes across clearly though it is interesting for a modern audience how she characterises Africans as childlike buffoons Apparently she travelled to Africa as an anthropologist and was sympathetic to local customs to some degree but also subscribed to some aspects of the notion of the civilising mission of Colonialism It could be the case that these excerpts do not give the full picture of the whole works they are taken from but without the benefit of detailed notes on this in the book it is impossible to tell if this is the case or notuite enjoyable to read though not the greatest in the series it is worth a look if you are interested in aspects of colonial Africa in the 19th century A detailed introduction and the addition of footnotes would have made for a superior production

Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary

characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary Henrietta Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley ✓ 5 Summary Summary The Congo and the Cameroons Kingsley is both admirable and funnyGreat Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries but also back into ideas and worlds frightening ruthless 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 civ. This 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

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  • The Congo and the Cameroons
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  • 17 October 2020
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