Louis P. Bowler

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Louis P. Bowler
Born c. February 1852
Westbury, Wiltshire, England, U.K.
Died 8 October 1934 (82)
Steyning, Sussex, England, U.K.

Louis Patrick Bowler (c. February 1852 - October 8, 1934) was a British subject active in Africa as prospector, lawyer, trader, concession-seeker, &c. who was privately involved in the British colonisation of Africa during the New Imperialism (1881-1914) period. In his later life, Bowler wrote popular accounts of his time in Central and Eastern Africa, including items of local folklore, such as the Tano Giant, as well as more fantastic recollections of encounters with "witch doctors" and "medicine-men" who could transform themselves into animals, made prophecies regarding future events, and other yarns typical of the English-language press regarding exotic lands far abroad.

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