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The Last Slave Market Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End

The extraordinary story of John Kirk the Scottish botanist who single handedly ended the slave trade in East Africa John Kirk arrived in Africa alongside Dr Livingstone and together they attempted to chart the Zambezi The voyage was a disaster however Kirk returned to the island of Zanzibar the port at the centre of the slave trade Here as acting consul he observed the horrors of trafficking and was determined to put an end to it The Last Slave Market tells Kirk's dramatic story a forgotten Victorian hero who fought for the end of slavery and won against all the odds Alastair Hazell rewrites an extraordinary chapter in historyThe extraordinary story of John Kirk the Scottish botanist who single handedly ended the slave trade in East Africa John Kirk arrived in Africa alongside Dr Livingstone and together they attempted to chart the Zambezi The voyage was a disaster however Kirk returned to the island of Zanzibar the port at the centre of the slave trade Here as acting consul he observed the horrors of trafficking and was determined to put an end to it The Last Slave Market tells Kirk's dramatic story a forgotten Victorian hero who fought for the end of slavery and won against all the odds Alastair Hazell rewrites an extraordinary chapter in historyThe extraordinary story of John Kirk the Scottish botanist who single handedly ended the slave trade in East Africa John Kirk arrived in Africa alongside Dr Livingstone and together they attempted to chart the Zambezi The voyage was a disaster however Kirk returned to the island of Zanzibar the port at the centre of the slave trade Here as acting consul he observed the horrors of trafficking and was determined to put an end to it The Last Slave Market tells Kirk's dramatic story a forgotten Victorian hero who fought for the end of slavery and won against all the odds Alastair Hazell rewrites an extraordinary chapter in history


9 thoughts on “The Last Slave Market Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade

  1. says:

    What a fascinating piece of history that I never knew anything about I only put it on my Kindle because we were going to spend a few days in Zanzibar at the end of our safari in Tanzania and I like to have something to read related to our trip and wow I found it so interesting I kept reading out 'fascinating facts' to my husband and when we got to Zanzibar found the exhibition in Stone Town at the former slave market showed all sorts of interesting photos and documents that illustrated what I had just read but nowhere near enough material about John Kirk the man who succeeded where all others failed in closing down the East African slave trade As soon as I came home I ordered a hard copy of the book as it is certainly one I shall recommend to other people and will read again When you go back and read the introductory anecdote handed down by the author's father it sends a shiver down your spine once you know of what happened in that region only a few generations ago