FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Last Slave Market: Dr... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Last Slave Market: Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade Paperback – 21 Jun 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£8.99
£6.10 £0.86
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£8.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • The Last Slave Market: Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade
  • +
  • Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
  • +
  • Zanzibar Uhuru: revolution, two women and the challenge of survival
Total price: £22.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



60 Kindle Books for £1
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to £1 each. Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (21 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780336578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780336572
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 360,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

This is a humdinger of a tale. You might have thought that journeys into the heart of the Dark Continent with David Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley and the likes of Richard Burton had already inspired so vast and breathless a literature that there were few surprises left to report. But that's the miracle of this story. Alastair Hazell's genius has been to plough through the huge and well-documented archive, follow his nose, and tell a tale from an entirely new perspective: the life of Dr John Kirk, an early companion to Dr Livingstone, and afterwards a humble Scottish medical officer and Acting British Consul in Zanzibar. In doing so he turns several accounts on their heads, rectifies a seriously skewed picture, rescues a reputation - and on every page enthralls his readers. (Matthew Parris The Spectator)

Alastair Hazell is not afraid to tell a good story . . . [this is] the extraordinary story of how a medical functionary opposed to slavery became the effective ruler of the last of the world's great slave-trading nations. (TLS)

There is much to enjoy and reflect upon in this carefully researched and briskly told account. (The Economist)

Overdue. (Sunday Herald)

A fascinating forgotten tale. (Metro)

Despite abolition, the slave trade ?ourished on Zanzibar in the late 19th century, until a Scot, John Kirk, stamped it out. The place's exotic, murky history is well evoked. (The Sunday Telegraph)

[a] grim but spellbinding account....Hazell tells his story with just the right mix of pace and detail, to keep you hooked. (Independent on Sunday)

Book Description

The extraordinary story of John Kirk, the Scottish botanist who single-handedly ended the East African slave trade.

See all Product description


Customer reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

on 30 August 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 12 July 2013
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 31 May 2012
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
on 6 September 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?