“The Collector of Worlds: A Novel of Sir Richard Francis Burton” by Iliya Troyanov has been featured in the NYT.
PW notes: “But the book's most satisfying adventure is the African explorations; Troyanov captures the psychology of the two very different (and by the end of the trip, mutually hostile) explorers as well as he does the histories of the African peoples whose lands they pass through. Troyanov (Mumbai to Mecca) is intimately acquainted with the Indian Ocean world, and this book has the cool virtuosity of one explorer saluting another.”
Published by Ecco, readers should visit the NYT article for more info. A first chapter is also provided.