9. Water & African Liberation: The 1961 Kassanje Revolt

Now it’s Your Turn

In the comments, please ask questions or make suggestions that will help the cartographer improve the map. Key things to think about include:

  • Does the map orient the viewer?
  • Does the data tell a story?
  • Does the map support the story being told?
  • Does the map make assumptions?
  • How could the map be more readable?
  • Are there any errors or typos?
  • Chuck Clark

    Typo in second paragraph: “thosuands” should be “thousands.”

    This one sure did load slowly, at least on my machine. Twenty minutes and it’s still not al loaded . . .

    Beautiful image.

    But the inset map implies that the story will be about trans-Atlantic slave trade from Africa while the story seems to be about intra-African affairs. Consider revising the inset map to show less Atlantic and more surrounding countries mentioned in the text (DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania)

  • Louis Jaffe

    In 2nd paragraph of text, 1st sentence, suggest “Revolutionaries” instead of “Revolters”. 2nd sentence: “They used centuries-old Christian significance of water” how? As a call to battle? Also: typo in “significance”.

  • sarah dorrance

    I like the topographical map used, it is beautiful. I appreciate and like the look of the legend for direction but think it could be a bit larger.
    1st sentence after comma, should be ‘starting’, not staring. Last sentence, 1st paragraph, 3rd word ‘also’, I would remove.
    2nd sentence, 2nd paragraph, why did they use Christian baptismal and what happened? …. killed ‘thousands’ is misspelled.
    Last paragraph, after comma remove ‘there’ and add ‘the’ after the word to.
    I see the symbol for area of active revolt, but do not see it on the map. Slave trade seems out of place, trade items could be added to make it fit.

  • Hard to see the connection between the revolt and water ON THE MAP