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More Adventures of Mungo Park, Who Describes Hunger Crops in the Western Sahel, 1797

Mungo Park routinely describes foods and crops – as well as cooking and serving methods – throughout his extensive travels in west Africa.  His are amongst the most detailed sources on these topics for the late eighteenth and early nineteenth … Continue reading

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Mungo Park Discovers a Toll Bridge made of Bamboo in the Western Sahel, 1797

During the several years of travel in the western Sahel of Africa, Mungo Park kept detailed records of the geography as well as of the people and flora and fauna of the areas through which he traveled. In this brief … Continue reading

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Mungo Park discovers Mumbo Jumbo in 18th Century West Africa

Recorded by Mungo Park while in Mandingo country (Sengambia region) c. 1798: On the 7th I departed from Konjour, and slept at a village called Malla (or Mallaing), and on the 8th about noon I arrived at Kolor, a considerable town, … Continue reading

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