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Mungo Park and the Niger

Written by kevin

The New Gong magazine has a website with various interesting articles and pictures. Because of my interest in the history of Nigeria my attention was drawn to one about Mungo Park, often claimed to be the “discoverer” of the river Niger.

The article points out that he himself never claimed the discovery and that he was very glad of the hospitality of the African people. For once an old British explorer comes out as not being a monster, interested in people and their lives rather than glory and empire.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at 13:42 and is filed under books, VSO.

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