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- DescriptionMungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European ecomic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have ackwledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work.Unlike the large expeditions that followed him, Park travelled only with native guides or alone. Without much of an idea of where he was going, he relied entirely on local people for food, shelter, and directions throughout his eventful eighteen-month journey. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveller, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention.His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practised in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in 1799. In preparing this new edition, editor Kate Ferguson Marsters presents the complete text and includes reproductions of all the original maps and illustrations. Park's narrative serves as a crucial text in relation to scholarship on the history of slavery, colonial enterprise, and nineteenth-century imperialism. The availability of this full edition will give a new generation of readers access to a travel narrative that has inspired other readers and writers over two centuries and will enliven scholarly discussion in many fields.
- Author BiographyMungo Park (1771 1805) was a Scottish explorer who, at the age of twenty-four, travelled alone to Africa in search of the Niger River. A decade later, he returned to Africa on an ill-fated second mission, this time sponsored by the British government. Though there were no survivors of this journey, Park and the last few members of his expedition were reported to have met their deaths while attempting to follow the Niger to its end. Kate Ferguson Marsters is Assistant Professor of English at Gannon University.
- Author(s)Mungo Park
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication25/08/2000
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note12 illustrations, 16 tables, 5 maps
- Weight621 g
- Width153 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Introduction byKate Ferguson Marsters
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