The Race for Timbuktu

The Race for Timbuktu

In Search of Africa's City of Gold

eBook - 2007 | 1st Harper Perennial ed.
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Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2007.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780062030375
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps.
Contents: A Scotsman at Tripoli
The African association
A wedding in the English garden
White man's grave
The "African traveler"
The tripoli route
Hugh Clapperton
The journey to Bornu
Undiscovered empires
The race begins
Over the rim of the world
Clapperton catches up
The ivory miniature
The widow Zuma
Treachery in the Tanexrouft
Troubles for Captain Clapperton
The city of legend
The long silence
The lost papers
The mystery solved.


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Apr 29, 2011

Well-researched, and with surprisingly cohesive and descriptive prose for a non-professional author. Mr Kryza brings a wealth of first hand experience and empathy to his task and does an admirable job presenting the facts, such as are known or knowable, within the context of the often overlooked early period of British African exploration, both foreshadowing and informing the imperial age to follow generations later. Definitely worthwhile.


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