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The Gates of Africa


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The history of the African Association, the world's first geographical society, dedicated to the exploration of the interior of a continent known only through legend and vague report. * A brilliant account of one of the most exciting eras in the history of exploration. * Anthony Sattin is a highly respected, well-connected travel writer. * The Pharaoh's Shadow, Anthony Sattin's last book, was published to rapturous acclaim.

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Anthony Sattin is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed The Pharaoh's Shadow. He reviews regularly for the Sunday Times and also writes stories for the travel section of that newspaper. He contributes to a number of other newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, the Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire.


'Enthralling. One of the most fascinating accounts of exploration that I've read in a long time' Jim Blackburn, Wanderlust 'In The Gates of Africa, Anthony Sattin has excelled himself' Conde Nast Traveller 'Absorbing, highly readable and in places ironically humorous, a well-rounded and definitive study' Martin Booth, Sunday Times 'An extraordinary panorama of adventure, scholarship, intellectual enterprise and ideological conviction, enlivened by frequent splashes of eccentricity and beautifully written throughout' Jan Morris

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