Books: Out of Africa

AFRICAN MAJESTY—F. Clement C. Egerton—Scribner ($3.75).

No Kiplingesque empire builder is Englishman Clement Egerton. With anthropology as his excuse, he went to the French Cameroons not to help bear the white man's burden but as a holiday from civilization. His native interpreter had previously worked for a professional scientist, who used a tape measure on everything from a native king's wives to his pots & pans. In African Majesty Amateur Egerton uses no such tape measure, but seldom fails to be readable.

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