Tippu Tip: Ivory, Slavery and Discovery in the Scramble for Africa (Paperback)

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Tippu Tip: Ivory, Slavery and Discovery in the Scramble for Africa (Paperback)

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Embark on a gripping journey through the life of Tippu Tip, a pioneering 19th-century ivory trader whose exploits left an indelible mark on East and Central Africa. A charismatic Afro-Arab figure, Tippu Tip's tale unfolds against the backdrop of European exploration and imperial ambitions. As he ventures into the Congo basin and aligns with famous explorers like Livingstone and Stanley, his narrative becomes a shocking odyssey of wealth, influence, and ruthless determination. Stuart Laing's meticulously researched narrative draws on Tippu Tip's autobiography and contemporary sources, offering a vivid portrayal of this intent individual. From the redrawing of African territories by British and German powers to the encroachment of the Belgian empire, Tippu Tip's fate intertwines with the shifting sands of history. This groundbreaking exploration not only captures the essence of Tippu Tip's life but paints a vivid picture of the 19th-century African stage. With a rich tapestry of characters and unbelievable exploits, the book invites both specialists and general readers into a world of intrigue, ambition, and adventure.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911487937
ISBN-10: 1911487930
Publisher: Arabian Publishing Ltd.
Publication Date: September 30th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English