Mary Kingsley. Light at the Heart of Darkness.


In search for ‘fish and fetish’ Mary Kingsley began to understand and appreciate the African. By seeing life through his eyes she felt more able to represent him to her countrymen. “Travels in West Africa” not only expounded her theories but captivated readers with detailed observations on all aspects of West Africa’s flora, fauna, history and existence. Picturesque and threaded with Mary’s unique humour it also proved that being a woman could be combined with being a serious scientist and explorer.

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H/b in nice clean and sharp boards,in a v/g illustrated d/w.Size 90×6 pp X+174 inc.index,bibliography,notes to text,illustrated with some b/w reproduced photographic prints,inc.frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding tight (suggest unread) No foxing,staining or browning.Internally,and externally,clean and bright throughout. This is virtually an as new copy.


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