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Travel & Exploration

Printing Year:

1934

Format:

Hardback

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1st Edition

Language:

English

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A Berri Berri Woman, Northern Nigerian Plateau

 


SPADE & SPORT in

PAGANLAND

BEING THE NARRATIVE OF
A ROLLING STONE IN NIGERIA

 

By:
LIE.-COL. W. T. SHORTHOSE
 

 

LONDON:     First Edition  1934

 

 

Publisher/Year: LONDON, Witherby, First Edition 1934.
Binding: Original Cloth Hardcover, 22.5x14.5 cm.
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 14 photo illustrations, 1 folding Map.

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William John Townsend Shorthose  (1888-1974)

British Military Officer fought in East Africa during the Great War

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SCARCE

ORIGINAL 1934 FIRST EDITION

ADVENTURES & BIG GAME

in   NIGERIA

With
Photograph Illustrations & Map
from about 80 Years Ago


From Preface ...

AFRICA still calls. She has been violated by the grasping hand of commerce and the pseudo-philanthropy of large business concerns ; she is gate-crashed by incongruous foreigners, her sanctuaries are invaded by avid and opulent Sportsmen with car and plane, yet she continues to protect her offspring, and many of her wild nurseries are still sacrosanct.
During the post-war exodus from Europe civilization further impinged upon Africa. There have been significant repercussions. Paradoxically, Dual Policy, or indirect Rule, and for a time Paramountcy, have been waved like olive branches before her face. Education has advanced feverishly, and is so often conducted on wrong lines. Insidious propaganda has pierced the country's arteries, and been absorbed into the system. Indirect Rule has bred graft, dishonesty and toadyism. Ultra-toleration is the grand geste of the armchair critics, who, reclining in sublime magnanimity, see with unseeing eyes the naughty beginnings of their unbridled children.
Nathless, British Africa maintains her poise, and one still feels the rhythms of her songs. Yes, despite their weaknesses, the local administrators are responsible for much that's good—perhaps a beneficence that turns the heads of children. But the inherent pride and best traditions of her own peoples help the fabric, and keep it from disintegrating. Long may these things be bulwarks against precipitate autonomy.
My gratitude is due to Mrs. Vittoria for granting me the privilege of reproducing her excellent and lifelike painting of a Berri Berri woman.
I would also record my thanks to The Nigerian Survey Department for preparing the map illustrating Chapters IX and X.
My acknowledgements are likewise due to the following for allowing me to reproduce photographs, or articles, or both :
Major G. H. Anderson, M.C., the well-known East African Hunter ; The Nigerian Field (The Journal of the Nigerian Field Society) ; The Nigerian Daily Times ; The West African Review ; and West Africa.

W. T. S.
The Sports Club,
St. James's Square, S.W., June 8, 1934

From Introduction ...

EAST and Central Africa have for long dominated the popular fancy, but I am sure that those who try to find Nigeria's heart will be repaid. Those granite hills had been calling me for a long while. Sunday after Sunday I gazed longingly at their rugged beauty, the secrets of their verdant folds, bold summits whereupon were outlined the darkening shades of euphorbia trees, which marked the confines of pagan villages. . . . And so, one Sunday, when I was able to carry out my long-laid plans, I rode a little black Arab pony to the foot of those hills, distant some three miles, and there falling in with two of my men who had preceded me on foot. Brian Boru was the pony's name, Naraguta the mountain's, and  Dan Mallam that of a sturdy little Hausa man who carried my small luncheon basket. Audu, a thin but wiry native from some part of French Africa, and who had served in Morocco with the French forces, carried my twelve bore, a water-bottle, a raincoat and, most important of all, my camera.
But a few fleecy clouds were crimson-kissed by the early sun as they sailed across the sky in serried lines beckoning us " over the hills and far away ". Looking in the direction of what I like to think is Kano, historic city of Hausaland, lines of granite hills and mountain complexes unfold themselves in view. And we plod upwards and upwards. The further away the bluer their shading until, right in the distance, as far as the eye could see, like monster wide-toothed saws, they made perfect and fascinating silhouettes against the horizon. This is the picture as I first saw it.
   


Lionesses and their Cubs Discussing a Kill


Contents ...

Chapter

 

  1. BY RIVER AND FOREST, AND THE ROOF OF NIGER-LAND

  2. THE BODY AND SOUL OF THE TIN MINER

  3. TRIALS AND JOYS OF STOLEN WEEK-ENDS

  4. SURVEYING FOR WATER IN CLOSED COUNTRY

  5. JUJULAND

  6. HUNTING ELEPHANT IN THE NINGI BUSH

  7. PROSPECTING AND SPORT ON THE PLATEAU

  8. RETRENCHMENT AND AFTERWARDS

  9. PRODUCE INSPECTION AND SPORT ALONG THE NIGER AND ITS CREEKS

  10. HUNTING IN THE GREAT FORESTS

 


Nigerian Native Types : Bima


Illustrations ...
 

A BERRI BERRI WOMAN, NORTHERN NIGERIAN PLATEAU

NIGERIAN NATIVE TYPES : BAGRIMI

NIGERIAN NATIVE TYPES : BIMA

NIGERIAN NATIVE TYPES : ANNAM HUNTER

NIGERIAN NATIVE TYPES : HAUSA HEADMAN

THE PLATEAU, NORTHERN NIGERIA

FOREST COUNTRY BELOW THE PLATEAU ESCARPMENT, NORTHERN NIGERIA

THE FARIN RUA, NORTHERN NIGERIA

JU JU, SOUTHERN NIGERIA

DRILLING FOR TIN, NORTHERN NIGERIA

STRIPPING OVERBURDEN ON A NIGERIAN TIN MINE

SURVEYING UNDER DIFFICULTIES

LIONESSES AND THEIR CUBS DISCUSSING A KILL

ELEPHANTS FEEDING

MAP

MAP OF THE SOUTHERN NIGER AND PRODUCE INSPECTION STATIONS, ETC


Elephants Feeding
 

Nigerian Native Types : Annam Hunter
 

Stripping Overburden on a Nigerian Tin Mine
 

Ju Ju, Southern Nigeria
 

Drilling For Tin, Northern Nigeria
 

Nigerian Native Types : Hausa Headman

 

Map Of The Southern Niger And Produce Inspection Stations


Condition ...

Corners and edges rubbed, small cut at head of spine, otherwise internally book in very good condition.


           
         

 


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