The Lower Niger and its Tribes

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THERE is about this book, which is undeniably interesting, a certain haziness in its preliminary observations, a lack of sharpness in its detail, in the geography and natural history, which suggests a photograph slightly out of focus. You get a general idea of the scene, but you cannot be quite sure as to the species of the trees or flowers, or whether it is horses or cows that are feeding in the distant fields. This want of exactitude is probably due to the fact that the author has seemingly allowed several years to elapse since his departure from the Niger delta before transcribing his remembrances from his notes.

The Lower Niger and its Tribes.

By Major Arthur Glyn Leonard. Pp. xxii + 564. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.) Price 12s. 6d. net.

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