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White women writers and their African invention

Author: Simon Lewis
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003.
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''A pioneering book ... original in its arguments, thorough in its presentation of the complex contexts of the white woman writer in Africa, and sophisticated in its set of readings and in its combination of biography, social history, and criticism.
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Lewis, Simon, 1960-
White women writers and their African invention.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003
(DLC) 2003054065
(OCoLC)52374843
Named Person: Olive Schreiner; Isak Dinesen; Olive Schreiner; Isak Dinesen; Olive Schreiner; Isak Dinesen; Isak Dinesen; Olive Schreiner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Lewis
ISBN: 9780813031835 0813031834
OCLC Number: 85866990
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Contents: Part 1: "I" --
1. The invention of the "I" --
2. Of masquerades and masks: miming and alterity --
3. The childless mother and motherless child, or the orphanhood of the white woman writer in Africa --
Part 2: "Had a farm" --
4. Stories of African farms and the politics of landscape --
5. Culture, cultivation, and colonialism in Out of Africa and beyond --
6. Violence and voluntarism: the will to power and the will to die --
Part 3: "In Africa" --
7. X-ing out Africa to produce something new --
8. Graves with a view: atavism and the European history of Africa.
Responsibility: Simon Lewis.

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''A pioneering book ... original in its arguments, thorough in its presentation of the complex contexts of the white woman writer in Africa, and sophisticated in its set of readings and in its combination of biography, social history, and criticism.

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