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Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North Emily Hahn

Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North

Emily Hahn

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ISBN : 9780773585706
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307 pages
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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 Hahns unforgettable narrative, a vivid, provocative, and at times disturbingMoreA 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 Hahns 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 Belgiums 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 characters family. This edition makes available a lost treasure of womens travel writing that shocks and impresses, while shedding valuable light on the gender and race politics of the period.