AFRICA IN MY BLOOD is an extraordinary self-portrait, in letters and commentary, of Jane Goodall's early years, from childhood to the landmark publication of IN THE SHADOW OF MAN. It reveals this remarkable woman more vividly and clearly than anything that has been published before, by her or about her. We see Goodall grow from a schoolgirl into the promising young candidate whom the legendary Louis Leakey sent to a wildlife preserve on the shores of Lake Tanganyika to undertake a revolutionary study of chimpanzees. At Gombe we see her immerse herself in the lives of wild animals as no one had done before. AFRICA IN MY BLOOD is a dramatic, moving, funny, and important book that tells the story of how an English girl who loved animals became one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.
AFRICA IN MY BLOOD is an extraordinary self-portrait, in letters and commentary, of Jane Goodall’s early years, from childhood to the landmark publication of IN THE SHADOW OF MAN.
I am currently reading “Africa in my Blood” by Jane Goodall. I would definitely recommend it. It’s an autobiography in letters, and I think it’s funny. It shows you her personal life and reactions to events. I enjoy the chapter on her childhood letters-it’s funny noticing all her misspellings. She even wrote of her crush on her Minister! But I should stop telling you about it-go to your library and read it!