Travels in West Africa by Mary Kingsley

This book is a captivating travelogue by a Victorian-era Englishwoman who explores the uncharted territories of West Africa. The author, a pioneering female explorer, recounts her journeys through remote regions, encountering diverse cultures, dangerous wildlife, and challenging climates. Her observations, insights, and experiences provide a unique perspective on the colonial attitudes of her era, as well as the rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty of West Africa. The book serves as both an adventure story and a historical document, offering a woman's perspective on exploration and colonialism.

The 8596th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 34

Since this book was first published in 1897, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 34.0.

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