Tag Archive: colonialism

Crusoe’s Colonialism: The Subtext of Slave/Master Interactions


  Given the publication date of Robinson Crusoe, it comes as no surprise that it is a largely racist work. Ethnic groups are frequently painted as barbaric savages by the narrator, for example.… Continue reading

Haggard’s Adventures in South Africa


An author’s works are always made more stimulating and enjoyable if the author is able to draw from personal experiences to bring characters and stories to life. H. Rider Haggard does this with… Continue reading

Haggard’s She and Audience


At the time of Rider Haggard’s publishing of She, Western Europe had already become transfixed with the still largely unexplored African continent. Colonization was rampant, but Africa was a thing to be coveted,… Continue reading

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