Commissioner Sanders is called upon by the British Government “to keep a watchful eye upon some quarter of a million cannibal folk, who ten years before had regarded white men as we regard the unicorn”. Written when world powers were vying for colonial honor, Sanders of the Riverencapsulates the beliefs and assumptions that motivated such quests. There is religious palava, raiding palava, and all the while, Bosambo, magnificent chief of the Ochori, watches on.
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Sanders of the river
A good view of how 19th century Englishmen viewed Africa and Africans, well written and entertaining