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TitleA study of the personal literature written in the Eastern Cape in the nineteenth century
AuthorYoung, Cheryl Ann
SubjectPR English literature
Date1995
TypeThesis
TypeNonPeerReviewed
Formattext
AbstractThe evidence of these diaries, all written in the nineteenth century, reveals the heterogeneous nature of early settler society in the Eastern Cape. Generalizations can only be of the most tenuous kind in such a small sample; but women tend to dwell on the domestic, the men on their public lives, the most reticent about their private lives are the soldiers. There is one diary which can be described as personal; the diarists did not regard their diaries as appropriate repositories of their personal triumphs and failures. The perceptions formed in Britain about the land and people of Africa are not drastically modified upon arrival unless the diarist experiences a prolongued contact with either.
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Identifier Young, Cheryl Ann (1995) A study of the personal literature written in the Eastern Cape in the nineteenth century. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.