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'Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland' (1897/2019)
'Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland' (1897/2019)
'Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland' (1897/2019)
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'Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland' (1897/2019)

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Olive Schreiner

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“Olive Schreiner's Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland is the story of one of Cecil John Rhodes’ young troopers lost in Mashonaland and the appearance of a Christ-like figure on a koppie. Alan Paton said of the story that it remains an essential part of South African literature. At times satirical and at times a realistic depiction of Rhodes and his Rhodesian policies, it was the work Schreiner wished to be remembered for. The novel is her most overtly political. It attempted to debunk the widely-held image of Rhodes as the ‘good imperialist’ who cared for the natives’ well-being.”
 
19.5 x 130cm | 66 pages | softcover  
Olive Schreiner (b.1855 – d.1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm (1883), which deals boldly with such contemporary issues as agnosticism, existential independence, individualism, the professional aspirations of women, and the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier.