Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North

July 18, 2011|
Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North by Emily Hahn
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A woman who lived life on her own terms, Hahn was an unknown and struggling writer when Congo Solo was published. Here - restored to the form she had intended - is Hahn''s unforgettable narrative, a vivid, provocative, and at times disturbing first-hand account of the racism, brutality, sexism, and exploitation that were everyday life realities under Belgium''s iron-fisted colonial rule. Until now, the few copies of Congo Solo in circulation were the adulterated version, which the author altered after pressure from her publisher and threats of litigation from the main character''s family. This edition makes available a lost treasure of women''s travel writing that shocks and impresses, while shedding valuable light on the gender and race politics of the period.
Ken Cuthbertson is the author of two critically acclaimed books of non-fiction, including Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn and Inside: The Biography of John Gunther, shortlisted for a Governor General''s Literary Award. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Title:Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North
Product dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 8.5 X 6 X 0.9 in
Published:July 18, 2011
Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780773539044

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