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The Zambezi, A Simple History

63 pages54 minutes


The Zambezi, A Simple History is the story of the Zambezi River and the many visitors who have travelled its waters or settled by its banks, from the earliest riverside kingdoms and Muslim traders to the first tourist at the end of the 19th century. The author tells of some of the history of the river itself, and of its geology, legends, merchants, hunters, warriors and missionaries that travelled on it, and supplies more than 20 interesting links. Here you can discover the lost river ports of Ingombe Ilede and Zumbo, find the story of Diogo Simões Madeira and the African princes, hear of the bandit chief Bongo the Wildcat and meet the French aristocrat who rolled his cigarettes from an English Bible. Here is the cavalcade of characters that through history has passed along Africa’s fourth longest rive

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