Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dec 9, 2012 - Last Book Club Discussion: Travels in West Africa

From the 1950s to the late 1800s, we now travel to the UK and follow the diary of Mary Henrietta Kingsley as she writes about her "Travels in West Africa."

Here's a book summary:

Until 1893, Mary Kingsley led a secluded life in Victorian England. But at age 30, defying every convention of womanhood of the time, she left England for West Africa to collect botanical specimens for a book left unfinished by her father at his death.

Traveling through western and equatorial Africa and becoming the first European to enter some parts of Gabon, Kingsley' s story--as an explorer and as a woman--would become an enduring tale of adventure, ranking 18th on "Adventure magazine' s list of the top 100 adventure books.

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Join us in the SOMA neighbourhood on Sunday December 9, 2012 and discuss our final book of 2012!

Next Books:

Jan 2013 - The reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan (Vietnam)

Feb 2013 - Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)

Mar 2013 - Equal of the Sun - Anita Amirrezvanni (Iran)

Apr 2013 - Am American Radical - Susan Rosenberg