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Sunburnt Sketches of Africa South, East and West in pencil, paint & prose

£19.00

Product description

Published by Central News Agency South Africa circa 1955. Re-bound in red board covers. A special presentation volume given as a gift to Canon Bryan Green of the Bryan Green Mission, Cape Town.

The artist Kent Cottrell was doubtless well-intentioned but, to our eyes, her book seems patronising and even racist in its depiction of 1950s Africans. The text is even more revealing of the attitudes of white South Africans. Kalahari Bushmen are described as "little, yellow pixi-like" people. The large buttocks of Hottenton women leaves the rest of their bodies " all wrinkled and flabby" which makes them look "grotesque" although "greatly admired by their men-folk". You get the picture.

However, if you accept that Kent Cottrell was expressing the prejudices of her time, her book is a fascinating yardstick of how those times have changed (we hope!).

Item details

Author(s):
Cottrell, Kent
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Central News Agency

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Published by Central News Agency South Africa circa 1955. Re-bound in red board covers. A special presentation volume given as a gift to Canon Bryan Green of the Bryan Green Mission, Cape Town.

The artist Kent Cottrell was doubtless well-intentioned but, to our eyes, her book seems patronising and even racist in its depiction of 1950s Africans. The text is even more revealing of the attitudes of white South Africans. Kalahari Bushmen are described as "little, yellow pixi-like" people. The large buttocks of Hottenton women leaves the rest of their bodies " all wrinkled and flabby" which makes them look "grotesque" although "greatly admired by their men-folk". You get the picture.

However, if you accept that Kent Cottrell was expressing the prejudices of her time, her book is a fascinating yardstick of how those times have changed (we hope!).

Author(s):
Cottrell, Kent
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Central News Agency

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