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Anna Maria Falconbridge was the author of a single travel book about Africa, published in 1794. It is important not only as travel writing about an area not generally covered by women, but also as a history of the early stages of the British-founded black colony of Sierra Leone and for its political commentary both on this and on the slave trade.
July 1769 Anna Maria Horwood (later AMF) was born in All Saints' Lane, Bristol, one of a family that included at least a sister and a brother. Bibliographic Citation link.
August 1794 AMF (now DuBois), back home in England from Sierra Leone and Jamaica, published Two Voyages to Sierra Leone. Bibliographic Citation link.
It is not known when AMF died, though she was presumably still living when a new edition of her book appeared in 1802. Bibliographic Citation link.
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