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Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North

Emily Hahn

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ISBN 10: 0773539042 / ISBN 13: 9780773539044
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Congo Solo: Misadventures Two Degrees North

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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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.

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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.

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