AFRICAN DIARY. by Ripley, Francis.


Edition: First printing.

Glasgow: Burns Press, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author was a Catholic priest from Liverpool who was recuperating from several operations by sailing around Africa in 1960: his comments on the vovage and on the places where they stopped are very interesting. He chose to visit Africa because he thought it was the 'crossroads of the world' and 'possibly the place where the future of mankind will be decided.' He expresses strong anti-apartheid sentiments, describes visiting the site of the Sharpeville massacre, the pro-Nkrumah sentiment in Kenya, as well as discussions of the history and customs of Africa. Illustrated with photographs. 183 pp.

Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (edgewear at top of spine and lower corner). Uncommon.

Book ID: 24168
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