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African Creeks I Have Been Up Sue Spencer

African Creeks I Have Been Up

Sue Spencer

Published 1963
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hardcover
212 pages
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From the book jacket:In a letter to her college-age daughters in the United States, Sue Spencer, en route to join her engineer-husband in West Africa, wrote: Mining engineers have always had to live in Siberias of one kind or another, and I daresayMoreFrom the book jacket:In a letter to her college-age daughters in the United States, Sue Spencer, en route to join her engineer-husband in West Africa, wrote: Mining engineers have always had to live in Siberias of one kind or another, and I daresay we will triumph over the vicissitudes of West Africa, even as we have over others. Thus, at the outset of years of tours of duty in Africa, interspersed with periodic terms of leave, Mrs. Spencer has stated her premise. And this is the story of how this spirited woman and her family triumphed over difficult living conditions, a wearing climate, a primitive native society, and mishaps too numerous to mention, all of which she bore with unfailing good humor.African Creeks I Have Been Up has quality and style. The authors point of view is temperate and refreshing. She reflects in her letters honest information about her surroundings -- the shortcomings and virtues of the Africans. The opinions contain no hint of prejudice. She accepts the Africans more or less in the loving, critical, but tolerant way a mother regards her children. Her own keen perception therefore gives this book a unique quality, setting it aside from other accounts of the problems of an emerging Africa.