Land and Life of Africa – Margaret Wrong

Today’s free book is Margaret Wrong’s book on Africa, which was written to introduce young people to the Continent. “Margaret Christian Wrong (1887–1948) was a Canadian educator, missionary administrator and Africanist.” [Wikipedia] She encouraged the development of African literature, and the Margaret Wrong Prize for African Literature was established in her memory after her death. The Prize as awarded from 1950 to 1962.

My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Margaret Christian Wrong [1887–1948], The Land and Life of Africa. London: The Cargate Press, 1935. Hbk. pp.144. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Author’s Preface
  • Note re Design on Jacket
  1. Village Life
  2. Wayfarers
  3. Town Life
  4. Up and Down the Land
  5. Africa’s Past
  6. Rulers and Ruled
  7. Going to School
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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