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Mary Henrietta Kingsley
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Url Phantomhive rated it 5 years ago
This was an interesting read. The Hippo Banquet features travel stories by Mary Kingsley, being an explorer in a time where female explores where very rare. So for that I found it interesting to read about and she actually writes quite well. However, her views are very Victorian (obviously) and I've...
XLeptodactylous rated it 9 years ago
Mary Kingsley was an 19th Century English scientific writer and explorer. She wrote two books about her journeys through Africa and helped to change Europe's view of the African cultures and British Imperialism.I had never heard of Mary Kingsley before I picked this book up and I think that is the g...
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