Central Africa

David Livingstone's "Travel Diaries"
Democratic Republic of the Congo

David Livingstone

Should this collection of diary entries be edited into a more readable book?

David Livingstone is a missionary and explorer who sets out to discover the source of the Nile. He starts in Sansibar, makes his way through some of East Africa, discovers a couple of lakes and rivers, but never finds the true source of…

Nigel Barley's "The Innocent Anthropologist"
Cameroon

Nigel Barley

Does humor always bring people together, or can it sometimes alienate us from our surroundings?

British ethnologist Nigel Barley does two years of field research in a small village of Cameroon. This might sound simple, but in fact it takes him two years to even get there, mainly because the bureaucratic obstacles are just too…