South Africa in English-language Children's Literature, 1814-1912
While such countries as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have long had full attention paid to their children's English-language bibliographical heritage, South Africa has not, until now. This is a book about children's literature that was written in English and (a) was written by a South African or (b) had noteworthy South African content or (c) was published in South Africa. Chapter One covers the authors and their books, providing brief biographical sketches of important authors and descriptions of some of their works. Chapter Two discusses the readers of such literature and how the authors came to write for their particular audiences. Chapters Three through Nine discuss multiple heroes and action, gender issues, piety, humor, South Africa's natural history, language, names, indigenous inhabitants, English-speaking colonials and the British, and politics and war as they relate to South Africa in children's literature.
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