|Alexandre Corréard, Jean-Baptiste-Henri Savigny
Title: Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal
Author: Mungo Park
Publication Date: 1799
Subject: Travel, Exploration, Africa
Senegal, Africa, Travel, Exploration, Slave Trade, Culture, Islam
Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal is a travelogue by Scottish explorer Mungo Park, published in 1799. It describes his journey to the Gambia River and Senegal River in West Africa, which he undertook in 1795–1797 on behalf of the African Association. Park's journey was one of the first successful European explorations of the interior of West Africa, and his account is a valuable source of information about the region at the time.
Park's account is both informative and entertaining. He provides detailed descriptions of the geography, culture, and people of the regions he visited. He also writes about the slave trade, which was still flourishing in West Africa at the time. Park's account is an important work of historical and anthropological value, and it is also a fascinating read for anyone interested in travel, exploration, and African culture.
Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal is a must-read for anyone interested in travel, exploration, African culture, or the history of the slave trade. Park's firsthand account of his journey provides valuable insights into the West African region during the late 18th century.