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Into the Heart of Africa With William Sheppard, the ‘Black Livingstone’

Into the Heart of Africa With William Sheppard, the ‘Black Livingstone’

(As a young man, Sheppard rescued someone from drowning, and he once ran up three flights of stairs to save another person from a house fire, burning himself in the process.) The Mundele Ndom, the Black white man, as locals referred to the bizarre Westerner in their midst, seemed to settle right in. Word got ahead to the Kuba king, who demanded that the intruders be brought to the capital for punishment, along with the residents of Bishibing. “And really hospitable.”“Of The Kasai”Reincarnated sovereign or not, Sheppard wasn’t flawless and doesn’t merit our blind praise. Eight years after the Mundele Ndom, the Black white man, trekked to Mushenge, that art-filled city was looted and wrecked by white white men.

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