With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched account of a thrilling adventure—defined by alarming foolishness, intense courage, and raw human achievement. In the mid-1860s, exploration had reached a plateau. The seas and continents had been mapped, the globe circumnavigated. Yet one vexing puzzle remained unsolved: what was the source of the mighty Nile river? Aiming to settle the mystery once and for all, Great Britain called upon its legendary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, who had spent years in Africa as a missionary. In March 1866, Livingstone steered a massive expedition into the heart of Africa. In his path lay nearly impenetrable, uncharted terrain, hostile cannibals, and deadly predators. Within weeks, the explorer had vanished without a trace. Years passed with no word. While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found—or rescued—from a place as daunting as Africa, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the brash American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalize on the world’s fascination with the missing legend. He would send a young journalist, Henry Morton Stanley, into Africa to search for Livingstone. A drifter with great ambition, but little success to show for it, Stanley undertook his assignment with gusto, filing reports that would one day captivate readers and dominate the front page of the New York Herald. Tracing the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters, author Martin Dugard captures with breathtaking immediacy the perils and challenges these men faced. Woven into the narrative, Dugard tells an equally compelling story of the remarkable transformation that occurred over the course of nine years, as Stanley rose in power and prominence and Livingstone found himself alone and in mortal danger. The first book to draw on modern research and to explore the combination of adventure, politics, and larger-than-life personalities involved, Into Africa is a riveting read.
The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
Author: Martin Dugard
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Craig Packer takes us into Africa for a journey of fifty-two days in the fall of 1991. But this is more than a tour of magnificent animals in an exotic, faraway place. A field biologist since 1972, Packer began his work studying primates at Gombe and then the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater with his wife and colleague Anne Pusey. Here, he introduces us to the real world of fieldwork—initiating assistants to lion research in the Serengeti, helping a doctoral student collect data, collaborating with Jane Goodall on primate research. As in the works of George Schaller and Cynthia Moss, Packer transports us to life in the field. He is addicted to this land—to the beauty of a male lion striding across the Serengeti plains, to the calls of a baboon troop through the rain forests of Gombe—and to understanding the animals that inhabit it. Through his vivid narration, we feel the dust and the bumps of the Arusha Road, smell the rosemary in the air at lunchtime on a Serengeti verandah, and hear the lyrics of the Grateful Dead playing off bootlegged tapes. Into Africa also explores the social lives of the animals and the threats to their survival. Packer grapples with questions he has passionately tried to answer for more than two decades. Why do female lions raise their young in crèches? Why do male baboons move from troop to troop while male chimps band together? How can humans and animals continue to coexist in a world of diminishing resources? Immediate demands—logistical nightmares, political upheavals, physical exhaustion—yield to the larger inescapable issues of the interdependence of the land, the animals, and the people who inhabit it.
Author: Craig Packer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Into Africa is a passionate immersion into the incredible variety of the continent - its tribes, languages, governments and ancient empires; its cultures, art and music.
A Journey Through the Ancient Empires
Author: Marq De Villiers,Sheila Hirtle
Africa has long attracted China. We can date their first certain involvement from the fourteenth century, but East African city-states may have been trading with southern China even earlier. In the mid-twentieth century, Maoist China funded and educated sub-Saharan African anticolonial liberation movements and leaders, and the PRC then assisted new sub-Saharan nations. Africa and China are now immersed in their third and most transformative era of heavy engagement, one that promises to do more for economic growth and poverty alleviation than anything attempted by Western colonialism or international aid programs. Robert Rotberg and his Chinese, African, and other colleagues discuss this important trend and specify its likely implications. Among the specific topics tackled here are China's interest in African oil; military and security relations; the influx and goals of Chinese aid to sub-Saharan Africa; human rights issues; and China's overall strategy in the region. China's insatiable demand for energy and raw materials responds to sub-Saharan Africa's relatively abundant supplies of unprocessed metals, diamonds, and gold, while offering a growing market for Africa's agriculture and light manufactures. As this book illustrates, this evolving symbiosis could be the making of Africa, the poorest and most troubled continent, while it further powers China's expansive economic machine. Contributors include Deborah Brautigam (American University), Harry Broadman (World Bank), Stephen Brown (University of Ottawa), Martyn J. Davies (Stellenbosch University), Joshua Eisenman (UCLA), Chin-Hao Huang (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), Paul Hubbard (Australian Department of the Treasury),Wenran Jiang (University of Alberta), Darren Kew (University of Massachusetts– Boston), Henry Lee (Harvard University), Li Anshan (Peking University), Ndubisi Obiorah (Centre for Law and Social Action, Nigeria), Stephanie Rupp (National University of Singapore), Dan Shalmon (Georgetown University), David Shinn (GeorgeWashington University), Chandra Lekha Sriram (University of East London), and Yusuf Atang Tanko (University of Massachusetts–Boston)
Trade, Aid, and Influence
Author: Robert I. Rotberg
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
Winner of the 2016 Lavinia Dock Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing Awarded first place in the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the History and Public Policy category The most dramatic growth of Christianity in the late twentieth century has occurred in Africa, where Catholic missions have played major roles. But these missions did more than simply convert Africans. Catholic sisters became heavily involved in the Church’s health services and eventually in relief and social justice efforts. In Into Africa, Barbra Mann Wall offers a transnational history that reveals how Catholic medical and nursing sisters established relationships between local and international groups, sparking an exchange of ideas that crossed national, religious, gender, and political boundaries. Both a nurse and a historian, Wall explores this intersection of religion, medicine, gender, race, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the years following World War II, a period when European colonial rule was ending and Africans were building new governments, health care institutions, and education systems. She focuses specifically on hospitals, clinics, and schools of nursing in Ghana and Uganda run by the Medical Mission Sisters of Philadelphia; in Nigeria and Uganda by the Irish Medical Missionaries of Mary; in Tanzania by the Maryknoll Sisters of New York; and in Nigeria by a local Nigerian congregation. Wall shows how, although initially somewhat ethnocentric, the sisters gradually developed a deeper understanding of the diverse populations they served. In the process, their medical and nursing work intersected with critical social, political, and cultural debates that continue in Africa today: debates about the role of women in their local societies, the relationship of women to the nursing and medical professions and to the Catholic Church, the obligations countries have to provide care for their citizens, and the role of women in human rights. A groundbreaking contribution to the study of globalization and medicine, Into Africa highlights the importance of transnational partnerships, using the stories of these nuns to enhance the understanding of medical mission work and global change.
A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change
Author: Barbra Mann Wall
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Journey "Into Africa "through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting, whose images have created an enduring vision of Africa s diverse landscapes and wildlife. "Into Africa "is a comprehensive showcase of renowned nature photographer Frans Lanting s landmark exhibition, "Into Africa," produced as a partnership with the Smithsonian s National Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, and the World Wildlife Fund. Featuring even more images than the original exhibit, this impressive collection reveals Africa s powerful, unique landscapes, which are home to some of the most celebrated scenery and most endangered animals on this planet.During three decades of fieldwork and assignments for "National Geographic," Lanting encountered otherworldly vistas from the Serengeti Plains to the Okavango Delta and captured moments of intimacy with some of the world s most iconic animals from elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs to chimps, gorillas, and the lemurs of Madagascar all revealed here through stunning photography and touching stories about conservation and Lanting s own experiences while in Africa."
Author: Frans Lanting,Chris Eckstrom
Publisher: Earth Aware Editions
Looking at the world through Xavier's eyes is like a kaleidoscope of different cultures. Xavier is taking a trip to Africa, but he must accomplish a few tasks before he leaves. Xavier is ready to meet his other Grandpre and explore while learning about life in Senegal, West Africa. Blending Xavier's curiosity and cultural tidbits, this story lets children imagine life outside of their hometown and journey with Xavier to West Africa.
Author: Aminata Traore
Publisher: Mascot Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An up to date exploration of contemporary Africa.
A Guide to Sub-Saharan Culture and Diversity
Author: Yale Richmond,Phyllis Gestrin
Publisher: Intercultural Press
Category: Social Science
Channel Islands to Cape Town by Motorcycle
Author: Sam Manicom,Paul Blezard,Nikki Maden-Schiannini,Peter Henshaw,Jez Cooper,Francis Mata,Fil Schiannini
Publisher: Young Writers
Especially describing the famous empires of Persia and Industant as also divers other kingdoms in the orientall Indies and i'les adjacent
Author: Thomas Herbert
Global Africa is a striking, original volume that disrupts the dominant narratives that continue to frame our discussion of Africa, complicating conventional views of the region as a place of violence, despair, and victimhood. The volume documents the significant global connections, circulations, and contributions that African people, ideas, and goods have made throughout the world—from the United States and South Asia to Latin America, Europe, and elsewhere. Through succinct and engaging pieces by scholars, policy makers, activists, and journalists, the volume provides a wholly original view of a continent at the center of global historical processes rather than on the periphery. Global Africa offers fresh, complex, and insightful visions of a continent in flux.
Into the Twenty-First Century
Author: Dorothy Hodgson,Judith Byfield
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Clinton, a dashing adventurer at heart, takes his wife and two small children to Botswana in pursuit of financial freedom and political stability. A host of wild encounters, struggles and hilarious incidents define their years in the bush. Theirs is also the story of inner resilience grown from facing hardships and never giving up hope. The power of family unity, faith and love runs through the book like a vibrant river, impossible to resist and simply too entertaining to put down.
When You Are Upside-down, Shoot from the Roots
Author: Cecile De Neuilly-Rice
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Through the innocent act of creating a MySpace account online, author Janet Morris-Evans of Liverpool, England, became embroiled in African politics. Her life changed drastically when she saw the dire need to create a sanctuary for West African refugees returning from Ghana to Liberia. She sponsored many orphans, including her adopted son Delano, who introduced her to Liberian humanitarian worker John Gray. Morris-Evans and Gray teamed up and negotiated with the Liberian government to purchase land for The Liverpool Sanctuary-Liberia, with apartments, medical center, school and children's play area. Morris-Evans endured death threats and a maelstrom of political wrangling. She enlisted the help of ambassadors and an English Lord to secure the safety of her newfound family. Her inspirational story achieves much with little means, overcoming many obstacles with a huge amount of determination. Heartwarming, humorous, tinged with sadness, leading to a surprising outcome, her account entails courage, hope and enormous trust from a nation of people who lost their future and found it again. From little acorns... huge oak trees grow! Author Bio: Janet Morris-Evans is a lay minister and executive director of The Liverpool Sanctuary-Liberia. Her book of children's poetry was published in 2004 for the charity, Keeping Children Safe Project. She feels her success with the Liberian Government - which refused assistance to other organizations - is because they acknowledged that she has shown a great love for the welfare of Liberians and their nation. The Sanctuary's philosophical ethos is All people matter, at all times!
Author: Janet Morris-Evans
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
the story of the East African safari
Author: Kenneth M. Cameron
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
A New York Times Notable Book Chinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times bureau chief in Africa and China, in the definitive account of this seismic geopolitical development. China’s burgeoning presence in Africa is already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. From Liberia to Senegal to Mozambique, in creaky trucks and by back roads, French introduces us to the characters who make up China’s dogged emigrant population: entrepreneurs singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, and less-lucky migrants barely scraping by but still convinced of Africa’s opportunities. French’s acute observations offer illuminating insight into the most pressing unknowns of modern Sino-African relations: Why China is making these cultural and economic incursions into the continent; what Africa’s role is in this equation; and what the ramifications for both parties and their people—and the watching world—will be in the foreseeable future. One of the Best Books of the Year at • The Economist • The Guardian • Foreign Affairs
How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
Author: Howard W. French
Category: Social Science
In the long history of the British Empire there are few stories as singular as that of Margery Perham. From the moment she first set foot on African soil in 1921, to her death over sixty years later, Perham was focused on the ways and means of Britain’s administration of its African empire. She acquired an unrivalled expertise in all aspects of this branch of empire: its systems of governance and those who administered them; its economic impact; its geo-strategic implications and its effect on Africans, including their sense of nationalism and attitudes towards the end of empire. From the 1930s until the 1960s it is unlikely that anyone in the administrative apparatus of the British Empire, and almost assuredly anyone in the world of academia, had as nuanced an understanding of how Britain’s African empire actually worked as did Margery Perham._x000D_ _x000D_ Her road into Africa led from British Somaliland in 1921, where she went to visit her sister, the wife of a local British district commissioner. From such beginnings was spawned a career at the centre of British governance of empire. In 1928, as a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, she was awarded a travelling fellowship, which she used to study colonial administration. So long and thorough was her tour that she had to sacrifice her teaching post, but so expert did she become in the subject that, in 1935, Oxford appointed her research lecturer in the field and a few years later she was appointed the first official and only female Fellow of Nuffield College._x000D_ _x000D_ For the next 30 years, Perham delved deeply into every aspect of British Africa. She was an adviser to the Colonial Office and became director of Oxford’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies. She wrote extensively and prolifically and publicly debated the future of Africa in the press. As the era of African independence and decolonization began, she advised newly independent governments about post-colonial governance and corresponded with leading African nationalists. _x000D_ _x000D_ Appointed DCMG in 1965, Dame Margery Perham died in 1982. Her life provides a unique window into the workings of the British Empire in Africa for most of the time it was fully operational. In this new biography, the first of its kind and based primarily on Perham’s extensive private papers, C. Brad Faught tells her life story in all its richness while throwing fresh light on Britain’s twentieth-century imperial experience.
The Imperial Life of Margery Perham
Author: C. Brad Faught