THE SPLENDOUR OF AFRICA by Don Carl Steffen

THE SPLENDOUR OF AFRICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Don Carl Steffen believes in glamor. His response is to the call of ancient Africa as he views the Ethiopia of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the Kenya and Tanganyika of Hemingway and Ruark, the Rhodesia of Livingston and Rhodes. His text is color-full with sagas of bygone kings (Mutesa of Uganda, the Benin kingdom of Nigeria) and spectacles of great natural wonders (Mount Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls). Then there is the wild game, seen from Treetops and in the great parks, the people of Africa, Masai and pygmy and Nigerian black Moslem. Almost an anachronism, this gives rise to echoes of Halliburton and Thomas. It is lusty and vivid and avoids the subtleties of sociology and politics.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1965
Publisher: Walker