Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure, and the moment he found Livingstone, in which he uttered the famous words: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Stanley's account of his travels in Africa searching for Livingstone is a?riveting story of hardship and triumph. Stanley survived disease and encounters with?dangerous wildlife,?eventually finding Livingstone, who had been presumed dead, in Ujiji, on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.?Stanley's expedition was sponsored by the New York Herald and?made him instantly?famous, especially?for delivering the?line, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone supposedly responded, "Yes. I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you."?Stanley went on to become an African explorer in his own right, especially in?the Congo, which he claimed on behalf of the Belgium King Leopold II.
'My Kalulu' is a romance about an African prince forced into slavery and is based upon knowledge acquired by the author during his journey in search of Dr. Livingstone, which began in 1871. Stanley is most often remembered as the man who asked, after having located the missing missionary-explorer, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Perhaps best known as the intrepid adventurer who located the missing explorer David Livingstone in equatorial Africa in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) played a major role in assembling the fragmented discoveries and uncertain geographical knowledge of central Africa into a coherent picture. He was the first European to explore the Congo River; assisted at the founding of the Congo Free State, and helped pave the way for the opening up of modern Africa. In this classic account of one of his most important expeditions, the venerable Victorian recounts the incredibly difficult and perilous journey during which he explored the great lakes of Central Africa, confirming their size and position, searched for the sources of the Nile, and traced the unknown Congo River from the depths of the continent to the sea.
This narrative discusses the fundamentalist Muslim uprisings which happened in central Africa in the late 1800's. The author was part of a rescue expedition to rescue Emin Pasha, who was a Belgian in Egyptian/Ottoman employ. The events take place following the fall of Khartoum and the death of Gordon.