The two Africas of Francis Brettt Young

Book cover for The two Africas of Francis Brettt Young by Frederick Hale published by Africana Publishers

R270 | 394p. | ISBN 978-0-620-74625-0

Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) is remem-bered primarily as a prolific and highly respected novelist of the English Midlands. However, he also spent many years in sub-Saharan Africa. His novels set in East Africa and South Africa added a fascinating dimension to his copious literary output. Brett Young also wrote two nonfictional books about African topics. As a novelist of Africa, he had no equal in British literary history.

The Two Africas of Francis Brett Young, is the first detailed analysis of this fascinating side of his literary artistry. It focuses on his description of diverse indigenous African, European, and other ethnic groups in the two regions but also his representations of the variegated landscape.

Francis Brett Young was a unique literary voice whose works about Africa richly deserve the attention of scholars as well as readers interested in serious literature about this continent.

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