by Stella E. Kilby
314 p. • 2001 • ISBN 0-954101618 • 150 x 220 mm • Galamena Press
In 1860, eight people died in the marshes at Linyanti in Central Africa, in what was described as the worst disaster in missionary endeavour. What went wrong? Were they poisoned of did they die of fever? Livingstone instigated the venture; how far can he be blamed for the tragedy that git the party? The author sets out to explore in depth the circumstances surrounding this disastrous enterprise. This is Holloway and Anne Helmore’s story of incredible courage, faith and endurance as they survive a long, hazardous journey across the Kalahari Desert, only to face death at the end. The book concludes with the same journey undertaken by the author 140 years later, and gives an account of a unique interview with the chief and elders of the tribe at present living in the Linyanti.
Writer/artist Paul Augustinus saif ‘ 'The Helmore/Price expedition alone should have the benefit of its own book.'
Here it is.