In 1893, defying every convention of Victorian womanhood, Mary Kingsley set off alone for West Africa to collect botanical specimens Unaccompanied except for native guides, she plunged boldly into forbidding jungles, often the first European and almost always the first white woman ever to arrive.
Into the jungle Into the wild Into harm s way When he was a boy, Luc s mother would warn him about the mock men living in the trees by their home chimpanzees whose cries would fill the night Luc is older now, his mother gone.He lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by.Then a
Gabon s first female novelist, Angele Rawiri probed deeper into the issues that writers a generation before her Mariama Ba and Aminata Sow Fall had begun to address Translated by Sara Hanaburgh, this third novel of the three Rawiri published is considered the richest of her fictional prose It
Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast the gorilla only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day Darwin s theory of evolution In 1856 Paul Du Chaillu
Newly translated for this edition.A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle He wants work experience he wants to see the world But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn t know what to do with himself, and
Uwem Akpan s stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they ve ever encountered Africa so immediately The eight year old narrator of An Ex Mas Feast needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school Even when
Revere life, and give yours away for the sake of servingothers As ayoung man, Albert Schweitzer seemed destined for greatness His immense talentand fortitude propelled him to a place as one of Europe s most renownedphilosophers, theologians, and musicians in the early twentieth century.
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
There, in this sorry world of ours, goes a great man Albert Einstein, on Albert Schweitzer In July of 1913, thirty eight year old medical doctor Albert Schweitzer gave up his position as a respected professor at the University of Strasbourg and celebrated authority on music and philosophy in
Libreville, une prostitu e est d couverte sauvagement assassin e dans un motel de la p riph rie Les agents de la PJ de fid les abonn s des bordels de la capitale pensent tout d abord un crime de r deur Quand une seconde fille est retrouv e gorg e dans un autre h tel du quartier, les
Alpha vit seul Abidjan depuis que sa femme et son fils sont partis sans visa pour Paris, Gare du Nord La rage au coeur, il d cide de tout quitter pour les retrouver C est toujours mieux que de pourrir sur place Plusieurs trajets sont possibles, des ann es de voyage en perspective Sur les
Peter Pinney s latest record of his travels is as lively, unconventional, and a using as ever Still the traveller without visas and without baggage, and usually without money, he wanders across Africa from Mozambique to the Sahara sometimes alone, sometimes with raffish companions picked up on
This collection of poems celebrates the wisdom, beauty and perfect mathematics of the Universe It is a tribute to the pulsating Light humanity mysteriously fuses into once we overcome our self inflicted limitations.