Crossing the Heart of Africa

An Odysseyof Love and Adventure CROSSING HeaRt afRICa O t H e J u l I a N S m I t H a rapturous adventure narrative that shows love really does conquer all.'' '' ——HamptONSIdeS About the Author Julian Smith is an award-winning travel ...

Author: Julian Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062030610

Category: Travel

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Banff Mountain Book Awards WINNER The spellbinding true story of retracing the extraordinary trek of Ewart "the Leopard" Grogan—the legendary British explorer who, in order to win the woman he loved, attempted to become the first person to cross Africa In 1898 the dashing British adventurer Ewart Grogan fell head-over-heels in love—but before he could marry, he needed the approval of his beloved's skeptical, aristocratic stepfather. Grogan, seeking to prove his worth and earn his love's hand, then set out on an epic quest to become the first man to cross the entire length of Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo, "a feat hitherto thought by many explorers to be impossible" (New York Times). A little more than a century later, American journalist Julian Smith also found himself madly in love with his girlfriend of seven years... but he was terrified by the prospect of marraige. Inspired by Grogan's story, which he discovered by chance, Smith decided to face his fears of commitment by retracing the explorer's amazing—but now forgotten—4,500-mile journey for love and glory through Africa. Crossing the Heart of Africa is the unforgettable account of these twin adventures, as Smith beautifully ineterweaves his own contemporary journey with Grogan's larger-than-life tale of cannibal attacks, charging elephants, deadly jungles, and romantic triumph. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITERS WESTERN WRITING AWARDS WINNER: GOLD PRIZE (TRAVEL) BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK COMPETITION WINNER: SPECIAL JURY MENTION AMERICAN SOCIETY OF JOURNALISTS AND AUTHORS AWARDS BEST-BOOK WINNER: MEMOIR

In the Heart of Africa

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Duke Adolphus Frederick

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330099435

Category: Travel

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Excerpt from In the Heart of Africa The following pages contain an account of an expedition which roamed through extensive tracts of Central Africa under the author's leadership during the years 1907-8. This expedition had for its aim a systematic investigation of the German East African Protectorate, the Central African rift-valley, in its expansion from Lake Kiwu to Lake Albert, and finally the north-eastern confines of the Congo State. It ended by crossing the Dark Continent. The plates used to illustrate the text have been selected from amongst some 5,000 photographs. Though some of them may not possibly pass muster before very critical eyes, it must be remembered that many of them had to be developed in our tents. The troublesome dust blown up by gusts of wind adhered at times to the coated sides of the plates, and did not, of course, improve them. Those of the undeveloped plates sent on the long route from the centre of Africa to Germany, despite most careful packing and hermetical sealing, were subjected to the greatest changes of temperature, which have often worked injuriously. It is mainly due to the skill and pains bestowed upon them by those who developed them that many plates which were feared to be hopelessly spoilt were saved. I owe a deep debt of thanks to those who helped in such a spirited manner with magnificent material support, and, in fact, enabled the expedition to take place. 1 harbour a special feeling of gratitude towards Geheimrat Hans Meyer, of Leipzig. The successful inauguration of the expedition and the entire, carefully studied plan of its execution were due to his initiative. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Heart of Africa

Schweinfurth was a German botanist and ethnologist, sent in 1868 by the Humboldt-Stiftung of Berlin on "an important scientific mission to the interior of East Africa.

Author: Georg August Schweinfurth

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600081146

Category: Africa, Central

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Blood River

Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, told expertly and vividly in this book, is more remarkable still. ‘A masterpiece’ John Le Carré ‘Extraordinary, audacious, completely enthralling’ William Boyd ...

Author: Tim Butcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446420935

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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**THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** A compulsively readable account of an African country now virtually inaccessible to the outside world and one journalist's daring and adventurous journey. When war correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous nineteenth century trans-Africa expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of unlikely characters, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, told expertly and vividly in this book, is more remarkable still. ‘A masterpiece’ John Le Carré ‘Extraordinary, audacious, completely enthralling’ William Boyd ‘A remarkable marriage of travelogue and history, which deserves to make Tim Butcher a star for his prose, as well as his courage’ Max Hastings

African American

From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father Africa in the US Imagination David Peterson del Mar ... Smith, J. (2010) Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure, Harper Perennial, New York. Smith, W.G. (1967) Return to Black ...

Author: David Peterson del Mar

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781783608560

Category: Literary Criticism

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Africa has long gripped the American imagination. From the Edenic wilderness of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan novels to the ‘black Zion’ of Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement, all manner of Americans - whether white or black, male or female - have come to see Africa as an idealized stage on which they can fashion new, more authentic selves. In this remarkable, panoramic work, David Peterson del Mar explores the ways in which American fantasies of Africa have evolved over time, as well as the role of Africans themselves in subverting American attitudes to their continent. Spanning seven decades, from the post-war period to the present day, and encompassing sources ranging from literature, film and music to accounts by missionaries, aid workers and travel writers, African, American is a fascinating deconstruction of ‘Africa’ as it exists in the American mindset.

The Emancipator

They were Having now considered the not to be seen in the crossing of nature of the evil of the Slave a river , but of ... ferings , from the heart of Africa and passing into the heart of the to its shores , and that which they country ...

Author: Elihu Embree

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 0932807852

Category: Fiction

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Elihu Embree and his family were Quakers who were committed to the cause of abolishing slavery in the American South. Over a few short years, he raised the public consciousness in East Tennessee and achieved wide recognition with the publication ofThe Emancipator, the first periodical in the United States devoted solely to the abolitionist cause. The seven issues of the monthly publication are reproduced here, together with a brief history of Elihu and the Embree family’s migration from France to Washington County, Tennessee.

Multiculturalism Hybridity in African Literatures

Edward's crossing of the West African Saint Paul's River in the first section of the book , “ The Pagan Coast , ” resonates with Conradian , or rather antiConradian , echoes . Edward's journey to the heart of Africa sounds like a parody ...

Author: African Literature Association. Meeting

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 0865438404

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume of essays covers all phases and,geographical areas of African literature,including lesser known areas such as oral,literature, literature written in African,languages and Lusophone literature. Also included,are articles on Caribbean literature, developments,in South African theatre, and two articles on,African film. Several writers receive special,attention: Chinua Achebe, Maryse Conde, Wole,Soyinka, Niyi Osundare, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and,Hampate Ba. Also included are the key-note,addresses by Achebe, Conde and Osundare.

The Heart of Africa Vol 1 of 2

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Author: Georg August Schweinfurth

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330400763

Category: Travel

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Excerpt from The Heart of Africa, Vol. 1 of 2: Three Years Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa From 1868 to 1871 Above Assouan, the terminus of tourists is the Nubian Desert, a yellow arm of the Sahara, thrust between Central Africa and Egypt. When this desert is crossed you come to the ancient Ethiopia, which consists of lowlands watered by the Nile, while a little to the left is Abyssinia, the Switzerland of Africa. The White Nile, which comes from the Equator, is hereabouts joined by the Blue Nile, or Black Nile, from the Abyssinian Wells; and near their confluence is the town, Khartoom. In the glorious days of the Pharaohs Ethiopia was colonised by Egypt, and there was a famous city, Meroe by name, possessing pyramids and temples. In the days of Egyptian decline Ethiopia became independent, conquered the mother country for a time, and was never entered by the armies of the Persians. The Ptolemies who afterwards reigned at Alexandria did conquer Ethiopia, even to its Highlands, carrying their arms, as they boasted, where the Pharaohs themselves had never been; but the Romans did not occupy the country; they followed the advice of Augustus, and the Nubian Desert was made their frontier. In the same manner the Arabs under the caliphs did not attempt the conquest of Ethiopia, and it was perhaps owing to Buonaparte that Turkish Egypt advanced so far to the south. The French expedition has always been stigmatized as a fruitless crime. But by the French the power of the Mamelukes was broken; by the French was displayed on Egyptian soil the superior genius of Europe, and thence may be derived a movement similar to that which in the days of the Pharaohs was produced by the Phil-Hellenes, or kings who were "lovers of the Greeks." Mehemet Ali organised an army in the European manner, and, crossing the Nubian Desert, conquered the lowlands of Ethiopia or Soudan. At the same time he commenced the civilisation of Cairo. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Theater in Afrika zwischen Kunst und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Theatre in Africa between Art and Development Cooperation

All the more here in Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, where we are going through economically difficult times on the way ... I would like to thank the artists, the initiators, and the supporters of Crossing Borders — from Lake to Lake.

Author: Nadja Keller

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 9783943881714

Category: Performing Arts

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Im Zentrum dieses Buches steht ein Abenteuer: Die Theater Konstanz und Nanzikambe Arts in Malawi gehen eine Partnerschaft ein. Drei Jahre und über fünfzig Flüge später steht ein Ensemble aus malawischen und deutschen Schauspielern auf der Bühne und präsentiert die Uraufführung einer gemeinsamen Stückentwicklung. Schauspieler, Regisseure und Projektleiter berichten aus ihrer Perspektive über diese Kooperation. Darüber hinaus wird das Projekt im Rahmen eines größeren Diskurses analysiert: als Auseinandersetzung über den Stellenwert von Kunst im Nord-Süd-Dialog und in der internationalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Central to this book is an adventure: The theatres Nanzikambe Arts, Malawi and Theater Konstanz, Germany are entering into a partnership. Three years and over fifty flights later, a cast consisting of Malawian and German actors is treading the boards and presenting the world premiere of a jointly devised play. Actors, directors, and project managers report from their perspective. Furthermore the project is analyzed in the context of a broader discourse: As an examination about the status of art within the North-South dialogue and within the international development cooperation.

The Geographical Magazine

... directed through the Sir Bartle expressed regret that the Society had been Shin Tetye country to the Mombuttu land of Schweinunable to dispatch an exploring expedition to Smith furth , crossing the equator in the heart of Africa .

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The Geographical Magazine

... directed through the Sir Bartle expressed regret that the Society had been Shin Tetye country to the Mombuttu land of Schweinunable to dispatch an exploring expedition to Smith furth , crossing the equator in the heart of Africa .

Author: Sir Clements Robert Markham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035573420

Category: Geography

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The History of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade

In various lines or paths formed at right angles from the shore, and passing into the heart of the country, slaves were procured and brought down. The distance, which many of them travelled, was immense. Those, who have been in Africa, ...

Author: Thomas Clarkson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849676032

Category: History

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This book, here in an edition with both original volumes, is widely considered as Clarkson’s most important work. Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He was not only instrmuental in achieving the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves, but also campaigned for the abolition of slavery worldwide.

Mistaking Africa

Caught in a snowstorm while crossing the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, a party of more than eighty migrants to California became stranded, and nearly half starved to death. ... Schweinfurth, Heart of Africa, 2:92–93. 15.

Author: Curtis Keim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974625

Category: Political Science

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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions authoritarian rule, corruption, genocide, devastating illnesses, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in American minds. Mistaking Africa looks at the historical evolution of this mind-set and examines the role that popular media plays in its creation. The authors address the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrate how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa.Updated throughout, the fourth edition covers the entire continent (North and sub-Saharan Africa) and provides new analysis of topics such as social media and the Internet, the Ebola crisis, celebrity aid, and the Arab Spring. Mistaking Africa is an important book for African studies courses and for anyone interested in unravelling American misperceptions about the continent.

The Rise of Nationalism in Central Africa

5 None was as indomitableas restlessly driven by a passion for discovering the secrets of the heart of Africa . ... In 1849 , he guided the first successful European crossing of the Kalahari " thirstland " to Lake Ngami .

Author: Robert I. Rotberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674771915

Category: History

Page: 362

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'Professor Rotberg has given students of African history a detailed and thoroughly documented study of the creation of Malawi and Zambia and much information on the formation and collapse of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. No other scholar has written so full and reliable an account of this recent and complex history. Rotberg had access to hitherto unused official archives and to private correspondence, sources that he supplemented by interviews with many of the European and African participants in the events of the last decades of a century of history. No one can read this story without being impressed by the dizzy speed of change in Africa.'-American Historical Review

The Story of Faith Missions

85 There is no WEC history yet , but see : Alfred Buxton , The First Ten Years of the Heart of Africa Mission 1913–1922 , London , 1927 ; For the origin of the various Continental WEC branches , see the thorough : Bernd Schirrmacher ...

Author: Klaus Fiedler

Publisher: OCMS

ISBN: 1870345185

Category: Faith missions movement

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The Boy Travellers in the Far East Part Fifth

402 clad after Crossing the “ Dark Continent ” 441 View of Elmina , on the Gold Coast 403 Trading Station on the West Coast of Africa 443 Native of Cape Colony ..... 405 Curious Head - dress .. 444 Emigrating to the South African ...

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

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ISBN: UVA:X030223600

Category: Adventure stories

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A A Grapevine

From crossing the road ; I wanted to get to ocean to ocean across the heart of the other side . Africa ! It was my plan to go on by Many people asked me , “ You road to Nigeria , but the road was cut drove all that way ALONE ?

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ISBN: UCAL:B3330514

Category: Alcoholism

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The History of the Rise Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament 1808

In various lines or paths formed at right angles from the shore, and passing into the heart of the country, slaves were procured and brought down. The distance, which many of them travelled, was immense. Those, who have been in Africa, ...

Author: Thomas Clarkson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734019302

Category: Fiction

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Reproduction of the original: The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1808) by Thomas Clarkson

The West and China in Africa

By a curious identity, these criss-crossing boundaries of sectional identity have sometimes increased the value of a ... the motto of African International University (AIU), where I taught, was “School in the heart of Africa with Africa ...

Author: Alemayehu Mekonnen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498220187

Category: History

Page: 432

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The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice is an outcome of Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen's personal intellectual struggle, life experience, and an attempt to understand Christ and his message within the cultural context of Africa. The intellectual struggle has to do with the paradoxical reality of Africa's situation. An attempt to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable situation of Africa tests and stretches anyone's mind beyond limit. According to archaeological and geological findings, Africa is the first habitat of humanity and yet it is the least habitable place in the world today. The continent is extremely rich with natural resources, but it is known for poverty, disease, malnutrition, and starvation. As some Afro-centric scholars argue, Africa is the birthplace of world civilization and yet it is known for destruction. Social instability is rampant; coup d'etat and counter coup d'etat is common. Displacement and the number of refugees are ever increasing. As a person of African origin and now a US citizen, Mekonnen was able to see realities objectively in the eyes of an African and American. This book explores the myth and reality of Western, Eastern, and African dictators' role in the history of Africa.

The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget

For four years, Andrew Rice followed the trial, crossing Uganda to investigate Amin's legacy and the limits of reconciliation.

Author: Andrew Rice

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781466806313

Category: History

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From a new star of American journalism, a riveting murder mystery that reveals the forces roiling today's Africa From Rwanda to Sierra Leone, African countries recovering from tyranny and war are facing an impossible dilemma: to overlook past atrocities for the sake of peace or to seek catharsis through tribunals and truth commissions. Uganda chose the path of forgetting: after Idi Amin's reign was overthrown, the new government opted for amnesty for his henchmen rather than prolonged conflict. Ugandans tried to bury their history, but reminders of the truth were never far from view. A stray clue to the 1972 disappearance of Eliphaz Laki led his son to a shallow grave—and then to three executioners, among them Amin's chief of staff. Laki's discovery resulted in a trial that gave voice to a nation's past: as lawyers argued, tribes clashed, and Laki pressed for justice, the trial offered Ugandans a promise of the reckoning they had been so long denied. For four years, Andrew Rice followed the trial, crossing Uganda to investigate Amin's legacy and the limits of reconciliation. At once a mystery, a historical accounting, and a portrait of modern Africa, The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget is above all an exploration of how -- and whether -- the past can be laid to rest. One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2009