OUTPOSTS OF PROGRESS, Joseph Conrad, modernism and post-colonialism

: Fincham (G.), Hawthorn (J.) & Lothe (J.) eds

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226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015


This collection of revised versions of papers given at a 2011 conference held at the University of Cape Town and at the Goedgedacht Trust Olive Farm in the Western Cape consider Joseph Conrad's approach to Africa, and the relationship between Joseph Conrad's works and the work of various African writers.

Contributions include:
"At the Dying of Two Centuries: 'Heart of Darkness' and 'Disgrace'" by David Medalie
"'Positioning' the reader in Conrad's Marlow narratives and in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "A Grain of Wheat'" by Gail Fincham.

Gail Fincham is Emerita Professor in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.
Jeremy Hawthorn is Emeritus Professor of Modern British Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Jakob Lothe is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo.