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British Colonial Realism in Africa

Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Deborah Shapple Spillman
    Pages 1-28
  3. Deborah Shapple Spillman
    Pages 123-174
  4. Deborah Shapple Spillman
    Pages 217-224
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-245

About this book


What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.


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About the authors

DEBORAH SHAPPLE SPILLMAN is assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Oregon, USA.

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