Into Africa

Into Africa

  • Paperback
  • 9781933769943
  • Published: September 28, 2020


  • eBook
  • 9781933769950
  • Published: September 28, 2020


  • Big book
  • 9781646305001
  • Published: February 07, 2023


Fans of Chocolat and ApocalypseNow will love this “emotionally empathetic” adaptation. (Screencraft)

“I felt like a kid again, watching an old black-and-white Tarzan movie, with all of its prejudices and biases, but also with all of its excitement and adventure.” —Dennis T. Faleris, Amazon reviewer

The untold story of ‘Stanley and Livingston,’ and the woman who made their fame possible.
No one had heard from Janet Livingston’s brother in years. The world-famous missionary and explorer had captured the imagination of millions with his book about his travels through the Colonial British Empire… but then he simply vanished.
So, when Janet received a cryptic message from Africa, along with a necklace their father gave him, she knew he was still alive and needed her help. But a woman traveling alone to the farthest corners of the Empire was simply out of the question.
Enter Henry Stanley, the over-confident American explorer. All too happy to make his mark by finding David Livingston, he was not about to let a woman, of all things, slow him down. He’d lead the team, assuming Janet, who had never left her tiny Scottish town, would simply drop out before they even started.
Into Africa is the thrilling story of Janet Livingston, her epic clash with Henry Stanley and her surprising relationship with their guide, Goma Foutou, amidst the brutal reality of a continent ravaged by the slave trade and European colonialism.

“I’m a fan of The Poisonwood Bible, which deals with Africa, colonialism, missionaries, and cultural clashes, so I had to check this out. I was not disappointed! I highly recommend Into Africa to fans of The Poisonwood Bible.” —Avid Reader and Book Collector, book reviewer

“Truly fascinating and original depiction of a true story...faithfully adapted.” —Screencraft

“And, as a history buff, it was enjoyable to read about the other events taking place at the same time. Fascinating on many levels.” —Shari Held, Amazon reviewer

“The environmental detail is amazing, and the writing is immersive. An excellent read and a great mix of history and escapism.” —Dullahan, Amazon reviewer

For more from Kerry McDonald, check outThe Green Cathedral.


"Visually stunning, the imagery on these pages transports readers . . ."

Midwest Book Review



Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald is an all-American gymnast and lifelong adrenaline junkie who thrives on rock climbing, base jumping, paragliding, yoga, meditation, lucid dreaming, and survival-focused getaways. An expert marksman with both rifle and pistol, Kerry enjoys writing action-adventure stories that provide a rush to readers, equivalent to the excitement of real life when lived to the absolute fullest.

Taking inspiration from writers such as TC Boyle, Clive Cussler, Jeremy Robinson, and H. Rider Haggard, Kerry launches readers into "heart stopping thrill a minute" adventures.


Bob Coles

Bob Coles has published poetry in numerous literary journals (e.g., Massachusetts Review, CURA. magazine), and his screenplay Ode to Freedom placed as a finalist in the 2015 WeScreenplay International Contest.