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Author Kemper, Steve.

Title A labyrinth of kingdoms : 10,000 miles through Islamic Africa / Steve Kemper.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    916.7 KEM    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 415 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preparations -- Invitation to Africa -- At the edge of the desert -- First steps -- Stalled in Murzuk -- The palace of demons -- To Aïr -- Plundered -- Days and nights in Tintellust -- Desert port -- Separate ways -- "The celebrated emporium of Negroland" -- An ending -- The kingdom of Bornu -- A mystery solved -- "The horde of the Welad Sliman" -- Razzia -- Captive in Bagirmi -- Letters from home -- Resurrection and death -- Westward -- The prospect of the Niger -- "Obstructed by nature and infested by man" -- Golden city -- In Timbuktu -- Stuck -- Released, more or less -- Rumors and consequences -- Getting out -- Problems at home -- Last journeys.
Subject Barth, Heinrich, 1821-1865 -- Travel -- Africa.
Explorers -- Africa, Central -- Biography.
Explorers -- Africa, North -- Biography.
Explorers -- Germany -- Biography.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- German.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Africa, Central -- Description and travel.
Africa, North -- Discovery and exploration -- German.
Africa, North -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Africa, North -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780393079661 (hardcover)
039307966X (hardcover)

 
    
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