TRAVELS INTO THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA VIA THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, volume 2, translated with an introduction and notes by D.J. Culpin

: Le Vaillant (F.)

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203pp., b/w & colour illus, map, hardback, d.w., HiPSA Third Series No. 3, Cape Town, 2021

François Le Vaillant's two-volume Voyage dans l’intérieur de l’Afrique was first published in France in 1790.

The first volume of Le Vaillant’s travels, newly translated into English, was published as Travels into the interior of Africa via the Cape of Good Hope, Vol. I, in 2007. The first volume gives an account of his journey eastwards to Kok’s Kraal, on the western bank of the Great Fish River, where he remained between October and December 1782.

This second volume, also newly translated into English, provides a description of the indigenous peoples Le Vaillant encountered at Kok’s Kraal.

D.J. Culpin is Extraordinary Professor of French at the University of the Western Cape and was previously Reader in French at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His publications include a monograph on Marivaux, a critical edition of Charles Perrault’s Les Hommes illustres (2003) and a translation and critical edition of Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Eole by C.E. Boniface (2012).