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Author Newell, Stephanie, 1968-
Title The forger's tale : the search for Odeziaku / Stephanie Newell.
Imprint Athens : Ohio University Press, [2006]

Author Newell, Stephanie, 1968-
Series New African histories series
New African histories series.
Subject Stuart-Young, John Moray, 1881-1939.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Gay authors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- Identity.
Gay men -- Africa -- Identity.
Forgers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index.
Contents Forging ahead: the secret gentleman of Ardwick Green -- The palm oil trader's view -- Fragments of Oscar Wilde in colonial Nigeria -- "Uranian" love in West Africa -- The politics of naming : Igbo perspectives on Stuart-Young -- The strange toleration of Stuart-Young in the African-owned press of Nigeria -- A class apart : "Johnny Jones" of Back Kay Street -- The production of a poet : Stuart-Young's verse and its readers.
Summary Between 1905 and 1939 a conspicuously tall white man with a shock of red hair, dressed in a silk shirt and white linen trousers, could be seen on the streets of Onitsha, in Eastern Nigeria. How was it possible for an unconventional, boy-loving Englishman to gain a social status among the local populace enjoyed by few other Europeans in colonial West Africa? In The Forger''s Tale: The Search for Odeziaku Stephanie Newell charts the story of the English novelist and poet John Moray Stuart-Young (1881-1939) as he traveled from the slums of Manchester to West Africa in order to escape the hom.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821442302 (electronic bk.)
0821442309 (electronic bk.)
0821417096 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
082141710X (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780821417096 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
9780821417102 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 191949842
Additional Format Print version: Newell, Stephanie, 1968- Forger's tale. Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2006021296

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