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Author Lewis, Simon, 1960-
Title White women writers and their African invention / Simon Lewis.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003.

Author Lewis, Simon, 1960-
Subject Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920 -- Knowledge -- Africa.
Dinesen, Isak, 1885-1962 -- Knowledge -- Africa.
Women and literature -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, South African -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Danish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Africa -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Women, White -- Africa -- Biography.
Africa -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Summary ''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.
ISBN 9780813031835 (electronic bk.)
0813031834 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 85866990
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Simon, 1960- White women writers and their African invention. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2003 0813026520 9780813026527 (DLC) 2003054065 (OCoLC)52374843

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