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Germania in Africa

Germany's Colonial Literature


Joachim Warmbold

This work represents the first attempt in English at a comprehensive and critical examination of German colonial literature. The author traces the origin and development of this genre via a thorough chronological survey of its most significant exponents, assesses the ideological impact on its late 19th century German readership, and follows up its unsuspected survival and further development in the ranks of the National Socialist movement and among contemporary right wing elements in the Federal Republic.
Contents: Acquisition and loss of German colonies in Africa as reflected in literary productions then and now with an analysis of their mass appeal. Political, social, and racist ideology fostered through this literature. Critical assessment of reception.