African Settings in Contemporary American Novels

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Index
Abish, Walter, 130-31
Achebe, Chinua, 1, 4-5, 7, 19-20, 56, 145
Africa: as battlefield, 51, 83, 121, 130-31, 144; as blank space, 43, 50, 96, 111-12, 120, 124, 131, 144; compared to the United States, 49, 51, 57, 85, 88, 94-97, 117-19, 135, 137-44; as timeless zone, 11, 15, 23, 32, 46, 53, 66, 86, 90, 112-13, 144; as utopia, 15, 18-19, 23; and World War I, 9, 86, 113, 128; and World War II, 9, 86, 89-90, 107, 113, 128-31
African climate: drought, 6, 18, 21, 38-41, 43, 66, 91-93, 97, 107; effect on characters, 5, 61-62, 131, 145; harmattan, 5, 62, 101; nature of, 1, 5, 16, 18, 21-23, 32, 56, 113, 138; as plot device, 40-41, 91, 96; as symbol, 49
African Queen, The ( Forester), 16, 22
African topography: as challenge, 22, 24, 96, 105-7, 145; as character, 22, 145; effect on characters, 4, 22, 99, 114, 136, 141-42, 145; nature of, 1, 3-4, 16, 18, 22, 24, 39-40, 45, 61, 99, 101, 114; as plot device, 45, 145; as symbol, 22, 39- 40
African Witch, An ( Cary), 21
Africana ( Harrison), 6, 100-103, 145
Afrocentricism, 65, 67
Aissa Saved ( Cary), 25, 40
Allan Quatermain ( Haggard), 18-19
Alphabetical Africa ( Abish), 130-31
American Visitor, An ( Cary), 21
American west, 18, 23, 84, 94
Antonia Saw the Oryx First ( Thomas), 131- 37, 144
Banda, Hastings, 125
Beau Geste ( Wren), 4, 8, 18-20
Behn, Aphra, 11-13, 19
Bellow, Saul, 3, 20, 89-94
Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, 13, 28
Biafra, 94, 102
Black Mischief ( Waugh), 8, 21-22, 28-29, 39
Bleak House ( Dickens), 16
Blixen, Karen. See Dinesen, Isak
Bowles, Paul, 3, 4, 20, 112-19, 145
Brontë, Charlotte, 15-16
Burning Grass ( Ekwensi), 3-4
Burnt-Out Case, A ( Greene), 4
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 7-8, 11, 17-19, 23- 24, 77, 80, 82
Burroughs, William S., 78-80
Burton and Speke ( Harrison), 100-101, 105-6, 144
Burton, Richard, 105-6

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