Africa and Europe: En/Countering Myths : Essays on Literature and Cultural Politics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-12-01
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

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Author Biography

Carlotta von Maltzan is an Associate Professor for German in the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Table of Contents

Introduction: En/Countering Mythsp. 11
Africa and Europe: Authors' Voices
Hide and Seekp. 21
Black Inspirationp. 22
My African Mythsp. 23
Fly, Hat, Fly!p. 25
Myths and Masks
Travellers at the Cape, and what they sawp. 29
The Image of Africa in the Age of Imperialism and Beyond: The Myth of Postcolonial Africap. 41
"The state and dignity of an English Gentleman" Thoughts on King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggardp. 53
Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan--Myth and/or Critique?p. 65
Beyond the Mask: Guy de Maupassant in Algeriap. 77
Werewere Liking's It Shall Be of Jasper and Coral: Of Skins and Masksp. 91
Of Hair Identities: Stretching Postcolonial Cultural Identitiesp. 103
Art and Magic: The Mask of Wildnessp. 119
Images and Perceptions
Battling between Alienation and Desire: Images of "European-ness/Western-ness" in Contemporary Zimbabwean Literaturep. 133
Landscapes of Guilt and Desire in the Novels of Thirza Nashp. 147
Under the Influence? The Work of Mariama Ba, Tradition, Islam and the Universalp. 157
European Literary Encounters with North Africa's Physical Environmentp. 171
Healing and Destructive Powers of the Desert in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Tayeb Salihp. 183
Hans Grimm's Afrikafahrt West: A Journey into the Unknown?p. 191
"A Land of Promise?" Autobiography and Fiction in Frieda von Bulow's East-African Novelsp. 203
Culture and Politics
Cultural Politics in South Africa in Transition. Or, Multiculturalism and Economic Policyp. 215
Apartheid and Fascism, Racism and Anti-Semitism: The Political History of a Comparisonp. 227
"These White Men Know Everything": Technology Encounters, Comedy and Ambivalence in African Explorationp. 239
Reading African Literature in Germanyp. 249
Tra i reticolati: The Literature of Italian Prisoners of War in South Africap. 259
Black Harlequin: Italian Theatre Crossing Cultural Boundariesp. 273
Notes on Contributorsp. 283
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