My African Journey

My African Journey Acknowledging all Churchill s other accolades we tend to overlook his claims as a writer of travel A fine example is at hand in MY AFRICAN JOURNEY the story of his excursion in Kenya and Uganda

  • Title: My African Journey
  • Author: Winston S. Churchill
  • ISBN: 9780393028164
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Acknowledging all Churchill s other accolades, we tend to overlook his claims as a writer of travel A fine example is at hand in MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, the story of his 1908 excursion in Kenya and Uganda Churchill s description of the East Africa of nearly a century ago makes an interesting comparison with today The feeling of innocence and charm in the tribes he meets isAcknowledging all Churchill s other accolades, we tend to overlook his claims as a writer of travel A fine example is at hand in MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, the story of his 1908 excursion in Kenya and Uganda Churchill s description of the East Africa of nearly a century ago makes an interesting comparison with today The feeling of innocence and charm in the tribes he meets is now lost the animals he hunts, decimated the countryside through which he travels, pastoral no But Churchill could never be just a traveler, so he notes dozens of opportunities for improvement many subsequently adopted Fascinating to sojourn with the young Wilson, then in his early 30 s, and feel the developing insight and judgment that one day would literally save the world.

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    About " Winston S. Churchill "

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC Can was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955 A noted statesman, orator and strategist, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army A prolific author, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his own historical writings, for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values Out of respect for the well known American author, Winston Churchill, Winston S Churchill offered to use his middle initial in any works that he authored.

  • 215 Comments

  • I was most interested in reading Churchill’s fabulous descriptions of the countryside and the insects, birds and animals he encountered. He gave beautiful descriptions of both the Uganda Railway and the Victoria and Albert Railway. His mastery of the English language along with the interesting 19th Century writing style makes reading the book just like stepping into history.Churchill was the Under-secretary of State for the Colonies when he undertook the journey of East Africa in 1907.I know t [...]


  • A great piece of "Churchilliana" which is unique and, as on would expect from the master of words, captivating to the reader's imagination and ability to dive into this world.As with any Churchill reading in our times, to respect such a book one must remember this was written 109 years ago and he was a Victorian by birth, that age of empire and imperialism and it MUST be judged in this context.Very visionary. He certainly had his views on the position and place in the world for differing races, [...]


  • No sólo es un fascinante viaje por África, es un viaje al pasado, donde puedes aprender la mentalidad del colonizador inglés, visitar montón de tribus africanas, conocer la flora y fauna del África Oriental, vislumbrar el futuro, ahora pasado, del África de 1908 y deslizarte por la belleza del Nilo.Leer a Churchill es una maravilla, es un excelente narrador, filósofo, maestro del lenguaje. A pesar de sus ideas racistas y de la caza de animales salvajes, uno se fascina con el personaje. Me [...]


  • An excellent, if short, account of a journey through the East African Protectorate and Churchill's musing's on its great potential if carefully attended to.Optimistic (but not unreasonably so) in its day, desperately heartbreaking today.The wretched and unintended emotions of lost potential seep from every page, and one can't help but wish things had turned out any other way at all.


  • Slow but interesting. It provides an authentic look into late colonial attitudes. It helps of you are familiar with the geography. Some of Churchill's statements earily echo modern development professionals attitudes. Enjoyable but only if you have an interest in the region.



  • Winston S. Churchill came to the notice of the public as a journalist and author. Here is one of his earlier works, a 1907 travel book about his journey up the Uganda Railroad-- a railroad "to but not of Uganda," since it allowed access to that territory but stopped short of it; then across Lake Victoria and down the Nile by boat where possible and on foot where not. This book is a window into an earlier world. I found many of the things Churchill said or described to be offensive, and so they a [...]


  • Really interesting account on Churchill's visit mainly to Uganda! And how actual is comments are on the way Uganda can/could be the powerhouse of the whole region! Not as part of the British empire but as a nation.




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