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Bold, headstrong, and fabulously wealthy, Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1834–1869) made several excursions into the African interior, often accompanied by her mother, at a time when very few European women traveled. The Fateful Journey follows her trip with German zoologist Theodor von Heuglin, which took them through Egypt and Sudan in search of adventure and unknown reg ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Amsterdam University Press (first published October 7th 2011)
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Alexine Tinne is een telg uit een vermogende familie. Vader Philip Tinne had een fortuin verworven met het verbouwen van koffie en suiker in West-Indië. Moeder Henriette van Capellen (1796-1863) kwam uit een adellijke familie en was hofdame van koningin Sophie.
Het leven van Alexine Tinne (1835-1869) laat zich lezen als een avonturenroman: Een eigenzinnige Haagse jongedame uit de upper class, een van de eerste Nederlandse fotografen van niveau en bovenal avontuurlijk reizigster. Niet alleen trad
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Rinus Ormeling
Interessant verhaal, informatief en met oog voor relevante details. De vraag van 'het waarom' wordt uitgebreid gesteld en helaas beperkt behandeld. Het gaat heel erg over de dochter, maar de tweede reiziger - de moeder - komt erg weinig naar voren.
Een tweede opmerking betreft het plaatsen van de gebeurtenissen in die periode, er wordt veel vanuit het heden terug gekeken en geredeneerd. Hoe kan het reizen van deze dames vergeleken worden met andere reizen uit die tijd in dat deel van Afrika?

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Robert Joost Willink is an associate fellow researcher in the Social Movements and Political Culture Group at the African Studies Center, Leiden University.

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