I mainly read and collect authors who write about southern Africa

I also enjoy accounts of Nile Exploration

My preference is for publications prior to 1930, but I do read and collect a few modern authors

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My Favorite Author, Henry Rider Haggard

fiction, non-fiction

Exploration of Southern Africa, Before the Victorian Era

Jan Van Riebeeck

1st Commander of the Cape of Good Hope, 1651 to 1662

François Valentyn

Description of the Cape of Good Hope, 1685 to 1714

François Levaillant

Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa, 1780 to 1785

John Barrow

Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa, 1797 to 1804

John Campbell

Travels in South Africa: First Journey 1812, Second journey 1819

Christian Latrobe

Journal of a visit to South Africa in 1815, and 1816

Barnabas Shaw

Memorials of South Africa, 1816 to 1837

J.W.D. Moodie

Ten Years in South Africa, 1819 to 1829

Andrew Steedman

Wanderings and Adventures in the Interior of Southern Africa, 1820 to 1831

Thomas Pringle

Narrative of a Residence in South Africa, 1820 to 1826

Henry Francis Fynn

Diary, 1822 to 1841

George Thompson

Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa, 1823 to 1824

Nathaniel Isaacs

Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa, 1825 to 1831

Allen Gardiner

Narrative of a Journey to the Zoolu Country, 1834

William Cornwallis Harris

The Wild Sports of Southern Africa, 1836 to 1837

James Alexander

Expedition of discovery into the interior of Africa, 1838

Victorian/Edwardian Authors, Southern Africa

R. Gordon Cumming

non-fiction

E. Elers Napier

non-fiction

James Chapman

non-fiction

Francis Galton

non-fiction

William C. Holden

non-fiction

Charles John Andersson

non-fiction

Joseph Shooter

non-fiction

Mayne Reid

fiction

A.W. Drayson

fiction, non-fiction

John Mackenzie

non-fiction

William Baldwin

non-fiction

F.C. Selous

non-fiction

Walter Montagu Kerr

non-fiction

Ernest Glanville

primarily fiction

Bertram Mitford

primarily fiction

Barney Barnato

non-fiction

Percy Fitzpatrick

fiction, non-fiction

F.S. Brereton

fiction

Victorian Authors, Nile Exploration

John Hanning Speke

non-fiction

James Augustus Grant

non-fiction

Samuel Baker

primarily non-fiction, but some fiction as well

John Petherick

non-fiction

David Livingstone

non-fiction

Henry Morton Stanley

primarily non-fiction, but some fiction as well

Other Authors: Victorian Era to 1930s

Herbert Strang

fiction

Other Authors

fiction, non-fiction

Modern Fiction Authors, Southern Africa

Wilbur Smith

Tony Park

Bryce Courtenay

Alan Scholefield

Stuart Cloete

Robert W. Krepps

John Wilcox

John Gordon Davis

James S. Rand