MR. EGERTON'S choice of a change of scene to escape certain features of civilized life was little more than fortuitous; but in the event it proved well judged for his purpose. For some months he lived in the headquarters of a native king of the French Mandated Territory of the Cameroon s, and came into intimate contact with a cultural outlook and organization of life which he found novel, but in its cultural environment, essentially reasonable, allowance being made for certain adjustments necessitated by the regulations of the mandatory power.
a Record of Refuge at the Court of the King of Bangangté in the French Cameroorts. By F. Clement C. Egerton. Pp. xx + 348 + 123 plates. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1938.) 18s. net.
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African Majesty. Nature 143, 179–180 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143179a0