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  • Travels in West Africaby Mary Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...

  • West African Studiesby Mary Kingsley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Contains important eye-witness accounts by English traders who had many years experience in the Delta area. more...

  • Travels in West Africaby Mary Kingsley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A remarkable account by a pioneering woman explorer who was described by Rudyard Kipling as 'the bravest woman of all my knowledge'. Until 1893, Mary Kingsley lived the typical life of a single Victorian woman, tending to sick relatives and keeping house for her brother. However, on the death of her parents, she undertook an extraordinary... more...

  • The Congo and the Cameroonsby Mary Kingsley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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, Kingsley... more...

  • A Hippo Banquetby Mary Kingsley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    'While engaged on this hunt I felt the earth quiver under my feet, and heard a soft big soughing sound, and looking round saw I had dropped in on a hippo banquet...' Told with verve and self-mocking wit, the adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting... more...

  • Travels in West Africaby Mary H. Kingsley

    Digireads.com Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    At age 30, Mary Kingsley, left England for West Africa to collect botanical specimens for a book left unfinished by her father at his death. This is the story of her travels. more...

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