Africa - Colonial History, Colonialism & Imperialism, Books | Barnes & Noble®Unbeknownst to some however, is the truth behind these facets of history—truth that is so often left out of mainstream accounts and textbooks; truth that can only be seen from the perspective of others. European nations expanding, exploring and claiming new territories all over the globe; from the early s all the way through the twentieth century. These expeditions have often been revered as impressive nautical voyages and feats of navigational technology; a testament to the ability and intellect of European explorers. However, as so often happens, there is more to the story. Genocide, destruction, and loss of native cultures— for starters.
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Cairns Macalister C. Colonial Cadets Marching Song At the UCLA symposium on plural societies read paper on the former French colonies in tropical Africa Following method discussed by Margaret Mead in The Study of Culture at Distance and later on experimented by her with Rhoda Metraux in Themes in French Culture used random sample of 52 colonial novels as source material for this rather general sociological study The present paper is catalogue of the main themes in these novels from which should emerge general outline of the French colonial society as the French colonials saw it It is only fair to mention at this point that am myself colonial which gives me both some inside knowledge of this society and certain bias about its mores It may also be stated that reading those 52 novels in one session was something of an ordeal. O to paper-wallahs in Paris Africa kingdom of the necessity of con version of poor heathen brutes Partly autobiographical Probably autobiographi cal Africa the killer.. Heroic administrator cuckolded by nasty planter Considered as handbook of district administra tion Same actual events as 14 clef Allusion to Gide nasty Africans know Whites Bitter lampooning of mis sion civilisatrice and re lations between Whites Hardness of African na ture Ridicules British legal formalism. Main theme Self- discovery Sad end of white burden Absurdity of colonisation Hostility of Africa to White Love story Race relations politics Short stories Politics just before independence Style Pedestrian Literary Angry- young- mannish Literary Cheaply exotic Popular Pedestrian Brutal Observations Life of pioneer traders call of the wild Failure of race relations at independence Good description of casual talk among Europeans Based upon actual events Same observations as 41 also same events and locale Healthy naive eroticism of children Stupidity of political emancipation clef sails close to libel action Disillusion of hopes about race relations every thing rotten in of. This is probably projection of common feeling of moral and psychological uneasiness which seems to affect even more the people with no or little contact with the. O Strongly denounced by nationalist intelligent sia Even hero is dubious character almost crook Satire of MRA Almost no allusion to white men and colonial situation.
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