When the explorer René Caillié returned to France from Africa in 1828, he published a sketch of the legendary city he had discovered - Timbuctoo. But neither that simple drawing nor his matter-of-fact description gave Caillié’s countrymen a sufficiently colorful picture to match their preconceptions of how Africa should look. They turned their backs on the young explorer, ignored his accomplishments, and let him die neglected.
Here are the epic adventures of the European explorers who opened Africa – from Mongo Park and Vasco da Gama to Francis Burton and David Livingstone and Henry Stanley.
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Into Africa by Sterling
Many intriguing personalities,
mysteries to unravel, &
Narrative flowed like the Nile
(some rapids!) ; the format of
chapters organized chronologically
by explorer worked well to pull
large story/continent together.