Africa Looks Ahead - W. Singleton Fisher; Julian Hoyte;Pickering & Inglis, 1948, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, faint stain over most of verso and front left edge. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “A young surgeon, clever, keen and ambitious, comes into contact with one of Africa’s greatest missionary explorers. In doing so he receives a vision of the great need of that vast continent — the slave trade taking its toll of thousands; oppression, black magic, witchcraft and disease causing untold sufferings, millions knowing nothing of the love of God or of the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. Setting out for Central Africa, this young surgeon travels hundreds of miles, facing many dangers, seeking out the African villages in the forests and on the plains, telling a pagan people the story of the Saviour of men. Helped by his undaunted wife, a trained nurse, he brings healing to many, as together they lead those that sit in darkness to faith in Jesus Christ. Founding a hospital, an orphanage and a school, the devoted couple contribute in many ways to the forward look of the Africa of to-day.”