Heroes Of The Dark Continent

Author: J.W. Buel
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5875112867
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Through The Dark Continent

Author: Henry Morton Stanley
Size: 14,13 MB
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The Dark Continent

Author: Frits Andersen
Editor: Aarhus University Press
ISBN: 9788771248531
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Africa: a forgotten continent that evades all attempts at control and transcends reason. Or does it? This book describes Europe's image of Africa and relates how the conception of the Dark Continent has been fabricated in European culture--with the Congo as an analytical focal point. It also demonstrates that the myth was more than a creation of colonial propaganda; the Congo reform movement--the first international human rights movement--spread horror stories that still have repercussions today. The book cross-examines a number of witness testimonies, reports and novels, from Stanley's travelogues and Conrad's Heart of Darkness to Herge's Tintin and Burroughs' Tarzan, as well as recent Danish and international Congo literature. The Dark Continent? proposes that the West's attitudes to Africa regarding free trade, emergency aid and intervention are founded on the literary historical assumptions of stories and narrative forms that have evolved since 1870.

Through The Dark Continent Or The Sources Of The Nile Around The Great Lakes Of Equatorial Africa And Down The Livingstone River To The Atlantic Ocean

Author: Henry Morton Stanley
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486256685
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This 2-volume set, narrated in Stanley's vivid prose, recounts a perilous expedition through Central Africa. Bristling with action, Stanley's well-illustrated reminiscences abound in fascinating details about native peoples, customs, and culture. Vol. 2 concludes the lake explorations and follows the expedition down the Congo River. 58 black-and-white illustrations. 7 maps.

Death In The Dark Continent

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466803932
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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Hathaway Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world’s most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent—lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter’s skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

Dick Sands

Author: Jules Verne
ISBN: 9781410100306
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Jules Verne was a French writer; born in Nantes, February 8, 1828. He was educated in his native town; studied law in Paris, where he devoted much attention to dramatic literature. His comedy, Les Pailles Rompues, was performed at the Gymnase in 1850, and Onze Tours de Liege followed. His fame rests upon his scientific romances, which have a touch of extravagance in their treatment. His works, which are widely read, have been translated into English.Among his works are: Five Weeks in a Balloon (1870); A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1872); Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1873); Meridiana, the Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa (1873); From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours, Twenty Minutes, and a Trip Round It (1873); The Fur Country, or Seventy Degrees North Latitude (1874); Around the World in Eighty Days (1874); A Floating City and The Blockade Runners (1874); The English at the North Pole (1874); Dr. Ox's Experiment (1874); A Winter Amid the Ice (1875); The Mysterious Island (1875); The Survivors of the "Chancellor" (1875); Michael Strogoff, the Courier of the Czar (1876); The Child of the Cavern (1877); Hector Servadac, or the Career of a Comet (1877); Dick Sands, the Boy Captain (1878); Le Rayon Vert (1882); Kera-ban-le-teta (1883); LEtoile du Sud (1884); Le Plays de Diamants (1884); Le Chemin de France (1887); Deux Ans de Vaccances (1888); Famille Sans Nom (1889); Caesar Cascabel (1890); Mathias Sautlorf (1890); Nord Contre Sud (1890); The Purchase of the North Pole (1890); Claudius Bombamac (1892); A Castle in the Carpathians (1892).

Dark Continent My Black Arse

Author: Sihle Khumalo
Editor: Random House Struik
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A hilarious, epic and insightful account of a black South African's journey across the continent by public transport ...

The Jewish Dark Continent

Author: Nathaniel Deutsch
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674062647
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The Jews of the Pale of Settlement created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary named An-sky and his team collected jokes, recorded songs, took thousands of photographs, and created a revealing questionnaire in Yiddish, translated here in its entirety for the first time.

Dark Continents

Author: Ranjana Khanna
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822384582
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Sigmund Freud infamously referred to women's sexuality as a “dark continent” for psychoanalysis, drawing on colonial explorer Henry Morton Stanley’s use of the same phrase to refer to Africa. While the problematic universalism of psychoanalysis led theorists to reject its relevance for postcolonial critique, Ranjana Khanna boldly shows how bringing psychoanalysis, colonialism, and women together can become the starting point of a postcolonial feminist theory. Psychoanalysis brings to light, Khanna argues, how nation-statehood for the former colonies of Europe institutes the violence of European imperialist history. Far from rejecting psychoanalysis, Dark Continents reveals its importance as a reading practice that makes visible the psychical strife of colonial and postcolonial modernity. Assessing the merits of various models of nationalism, psychoanalysis, and colonialism, it refashions colonial melancholy as a transnational feminist ethics. Khanna traces the colonial backgrounds of psychoanalysis from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up to the present. Illuminating Freud’s debt to the languages of archaeology and anthropology throughout his career, Khanna describes how Freud altered his theories of the ego as his own political status shifted from Habsburg loyalist to Nazi victim. Dark Continents explores how psychoanalytic theory was taken up in Europe and its colonies in the period of decolonization following World War II, focusing on its use by a range of writers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Octave Mannoni, Aimé and Suzanne Césaire, René Ménil, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Wulf Sachs, and Ellen Hellman. Given the multiple gendered and colonial contexts of many of these writings, Khanna argues for the necessity of a postcolonial, feminist critique of decolonization and postcoloniality.