The Killer Trail: a Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa


      The Killer Trail: a Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa
Historian Bertrand Taithe here offers a gripping account of one of the most disturbing atrocities to take place during the European scramble for Africa, a real life story that prefigures fictional accounts such as The Heart of Darkness The Voulet Chanoine mission left Dakar in 1898 for the Lake Chad region, hoping to establish effective borders between the French and British empires and pacify a notoriously belligerent region The mission soon degenerated into a grisly display of colonial violence, leaving a trail of pillage, murder, and enslavement in its wake When the story of its outrages reached Paris, there was a public uproar and a second mission was dispatched to investigate Eventually, on July 14 1899, the two missions clashed in a dramatic shootout, which led Voulet and Chanoine to declare independence from France and to establish an African kingdom under their own rule But their mad dreams of kingship were cut short when the African soldiers under their command mutinied and killed them both Was this bloody episode the consequence of two men s madness, or of a far wider set of attitudes New Read eBook The Killer Trail: a Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa author Bertrand Taithe – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Killer Trail: a Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa
  • Bertrand Taithe
  • English
  • 08 April 2017
  • 0199231214

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    Instructive and provocative Great details and information given to illustrate the context of the time and of European thought in regard to colonization and the changing times over the turn of the 19th 20th century While at times the writing is a bit cumbersome to read American English comma rules are not used , the book is well organized and allows for complete consideration of a wealth of relevant ideas, including concepts of trauma and guilt Exceptional resources and citations this is ob Instructive and provocative Great details and information given to illustrate the context of the time and of European thought in regard to colonization and the changing times over the turn of the 19th 20th centu...

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