African Notebook

African Notebook

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • United Kingdom
  • 0253200148
  • 9780253200143

Review Text

The author of The Forest Hospital at Lambarene and Out of My Life and Thought was a doctor-missionary for many years in equatorial Africa. He writes simply and unaffectedly of various aspects of his life there. It is a notebook - jettings in paragraph form on all and sundry - little stories and anecdotes - the country, conditions today and long ago, natives and their customs, taboos and magic, scenes in the hospital, and many nice bits about the primitive folk. Interesting reading, but of slight general appeal except as suggested in the religious book supplement, report on page 86. (Kirkus Reviews)show more