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In Africa's Forest and Jungle: Six Years Among the Yorubas
by Richard Henry Stone
edited by Betty Finklea Florey
introduction by Betty Finklea Florey
University of Alabama Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-8173-5567-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8173-8446-3
Library of Congress Classification BV3625.N6S76 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 266.6132092

In Africa's Forest and Jungle is the memoir of Richard Henry Stone, a Civil War era Southern Baptist missionary, who served in what is now Nigeria during the late 1850s and again during the first years of the American Civil War. Stone published this work in 1899, when it became clear that age would prevent him from returning to Africa.

Stone served in Africa with his wife and successfully learned the Yoruba language. He was an intelligent, self-reflective, and reliable observer, making his works important sources of information on Yoruba society before the intervention of European colonialism. In Africa's Forest and Jungle is a rare account of West African culture, made all the more complete by the additional journal entries, letters, and photographs collected in this edition.

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