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Simpson, Donald. DARK COMPANIONS: The African Contribution to the European Exploration of East Africa. New York: Barnes & Noble (Harper & Row), 1976. Hardcover First Edition


First US printing. Describes the part played by Africans in the exploration of east and central Africa between the 1840's and 1890's, as porters, interpretors, guides and as independent expedition leaders. Some made several journeys: among them Bombay who accompanied Burton, Speke, and Stanley and crossed Africa with Cameron, Chuma and Susi who were with Livingston his last journey and others. Photographs. Bibliography, index. 228pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name on front pastedown.) .ISBN # 0-06-4962733 

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