Diary

Andrew O’Hagan

Among people who care to be remembered, there can’t be many who would settle for being remembered for what was said to them as opposed to what they said themselves. David Livingstone went through hell before arriving at Lake Tanganyika in October 1871, but his stories about that journey would never enter the language the way Stanley’s would, when he caught up with him at Ujiji.

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[*] Blantyre takes its name from the town in Scotland where David Livingstone was born in 1813. It is now famous for its redundant mines and the Clydeview Shopping Centre.