My African Journey
Winston S. Churchill
The future Prime Minister recounts his excursions through colonial East Africa in this 1908 travelogue complete with maps and photographs. In the early years of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill served as Undersecretary of State for the British Colonies. During this time, he lobbied for permission to tour and inspect Britain's holdings in East Africa. In My African Journey, Churchill provides a detailed chronicle of his trip, documenting his experiences, the people he met, and his thoughts on how Britain might best wield its power in the region. Detailing his experiences on the Uganda Railway, around Mount Kenya, and beyond, Churchill’s journal is a fascinating travel narrative. It is also a significant historical document, providing a firsthand account of Churchill’s views on colonialism in the early 20th century.