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Your Secret Language

Author: Barbara Goff
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 178093467X
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This book is the first to examine the complex and contradictory history of Classics in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria. It investigates how Classical Studies, as an integral part of colonial education, enforced a notion of cultural inferiority on African subjects, but conversely played an enabling role in nationalist expression. The enquiry is structured around three main questions: how Classics contributed to the formation of a new class of Europeanising West Africans in the late 19th century; how Classics was implicated in the ideological struggles of the early twentieth century over the desirability of 'practical' or 'agricultural' education; and how the uses of Classics changed in the years leading up to independence.

2013

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110530678
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Every year, the Bibliography catalogues the most important new publications, historiographical monographs, and journal articles throughout the world, extending from prehistory and ancient history to the most recent contemporary historical studies. Within the systematic classification according to epoch, region, and historical discipline, works are also listed according to author’s name and characteristic keywords in their title.

Greek And Roman Classics In The British Struggle For Social Reform

Author: Henry Stead
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472584279
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Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform presents an original and carefully argued case for the importance of classical ideas, education and self-education in the personal development and activities of British social reformers in the 19th and first six decades of the 20th century. Usually drawn from the lower echelons of the middle class and the most aspirational artisanal and working-class circles, the prominent reformers, revolutionaries, feminists and educationalists of this era, far from regarding education in Latin and Greek as the preserve of the upper classes and inherently reactionary, were consistently inspired by the Mediterranean Classics and contested the monopoly on access to them often claimed by the wealthy and aristocratic elite. The essays, several of which draw on previously neglected and unpublished sources, cover literary figures (Coleridge, the 'Cockney Classicist' poets including Keats, and Dickens), different cultural media (burlesque theatre, body-building, banner art, poetry, journalism and fiction), topics in social reform (the desirability of revolution, suffrage, poverty, social exclusion, women's rights, healthcare, eugenics, town planning, race relations and workers' education), as well as political affiliations and agencies (Chartists, Trade Unions, the WEA, political parties including the Fabians, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Labour Party). The sixteen essays in this volume restore to the history of British Classics some of the subject's ideological complexity and instrumentality in social progress, a past which is badly needed in the current debates over the future of the discipline. Contributors include specialists in English Literature, History, Classics and Art.

A Handbook To The Reception Of Greek Drama

Author: Betine van Zyl Smit
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118347773
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A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama offers a series of original essays that represent a comprehensive overview of the global reception of ancient Greek tragedies and comedies from antiquity to the present day. Represents the first volume to offer a complete overview of the reception of ancient drama from antiquity to the present Covers the translation, transmission, performance, production, and adaptation of Greek tragedy from the time the plays were first created in ancient Athens through the 21st century Features overviews of the history of the reception of Greek drama in most countries of the world Includes chapters covering the reception of Greek drama in modern opera and film

Die H Lfte Der Sonne

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104036810
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Adichies preisgekrönter Afrika-Roman - schon jetzt ein Weltklassiker Eine Geschichte über Liebe und Verrat, Rassismus und Loyalität und das Leben im zerstörerischen Alltag des Krieges. Im Nigeria der Sechzigerjahre kommt der Dorfjunge Ugwu als Houseboy zu Odenigbo, einem linksintellektuellen Professor, bei dem er lesen und schreiben lernt. Als Odenigbos neue Liebe Olanna ihr privilegiertes Leben in Lagos verlässt, um mit ihm zu leben, wachsen die drei schnell zu einer kleinen Familie zusammen. Richard, ein englischer Journalist, der in Nigeria Inspiration für sein erstes Buchprojekt sucht, verliebt sich in Olannas ungleiche Schwester Kainene, die die Geschäfte der reichen, aber auch korrupten Familie leitet. Sie alle durchleben durch ihre je eigenen Kämpfe und Erfolge, doch teilen gemeinsam die große Hoffnung auf ein unabhängiges Biafra, das 1967 im Osten Nigerias, wo die Mehrheit der Igbo-Bevölkerung lebt, ausgerufen wird. Nur drei Jahre später versinkt das Land in einem blutigen Bürgerkrieg, der Olanna, Kainene und ihre Liebsten brutal aus ihren Leben reißt und alles Dagewesene ausradiert. »Chimamanda Adichie ist eine neue Autorin, die mit der Gabe der alten Geschichtenerzähler gesegnet ist.« Chinua Achebe