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Opening Africa: James Martin - From Finding Obamas Tribe to Founding Nairobi Philo Pullicino

Opening Africa: James Martin - From Finding Obamas Tribe to Founding Nairobi

Philo Pullicino

Published August 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780954490621
Paperback
176 pages
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OPENING AFRICA is the extraordinary life of a Maltese explorer, James Martin who was shipwrecked and landed by chance on the shores of Zanzibar. Although illiterate he learnt several African languages and led early 800-mile trek caravans into theMoreOPENING AFRICA is the extraordinary life of a Maltese explorer, James Martin who was shipwrecked and landed by chance on the shores of Zanzibar. Although illiterate he learnt several African languages and led early 800-mile trek caravans into the heart of unknown Africa, in the times of Stanley and Thomson. He initiated some of the first contacts with native tribes, like Barack Obamas Luo tribe. Unlike many of the earlier explorers, James Martin remained there for over 35 years and progressed the development and interaction between the two cultures. His understanding of Africans and his beads instead of bullets approach to resolving issues, in turbulent days, made him much loved and respected by the indigenous people. . Martins amazing legacy gives valuable insights into todays East Africa, and is documented for the first time after years of fascinating, biographical research.