A different sort of book on Africa, with none of the usual half apologetic angle on the relations of whites and blacks. Fortie, Italian trader, is proud of his identification with the natives, of his friendships and his loves. And he hesitates not at all to all of his adventures, first in 1901 at twenty, when Safari meant going on foot -- to 1932-35, when he found the natives spoiled by civilization. There's a novel quality in his honesty and the comparison of the old Africa and the new is interesting. Not a conventional travel adventure book, but the story of a man who adopted Africa.