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A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism

Author: Jim Davidson
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NewSouth Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'I was written out of the family story. This book is my attempt to write myself, and my mother, back into it.' In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritarian and controlling father, whose South African background and time in Papua New Guinea and Fiji prompted his own post-war mini-empire of dominance. A manipulative and emotionally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Jim Davidson; Jim Davidson; Jim Davidson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Davidson
ISBN: 9781742235462 1742235468
OCLC Number: 966616620
Description: x, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jim Davidson.

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'The book calls into question the popular myth that the family is a nurturing and loving place and reminds us, in timely fashion, that families can be destructive and dangerous environments. Davidson Read more...

 
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