Pursuing giraffe
16,95 $

Pursuing giraffe

ANNE INNIS DAGG


Pursuing giraffe

ANNE INNIS DAGG

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Résumé

In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour. Dagg was one of the first zoologists to study wild animals in Africa (before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey); her memoir captures her youthful enthusiasm for her journey, as well as her näiveté about the complex social and political issues in Africa.

Once in the field, she recorded the complexities of giraffe social relationships but also learned about human relationships in the context of apartheid in South Africa and colonialism in Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Kenya. Hospitality and friendship were readily extended to her as a white woman, but she was shocked by the racism of the colonial whites in Africa. Reflecting the twenty-three-year-old author’s response to an “exotic” world far removed from the Toronto where she grew up, the book records her visits to Zanzibar and Victoria Falls and her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Pursuing Giraffe is a fascinating account that has much to say about the status of women in the mid-twentieth century. The book’s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr (author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace) provides further context for and insights into Dagg’s narrative.


Détails
Titre
Pursuing giraffe
Prix
16,95 $
Sujet
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Français/French
Nombre de pages
300
Date de publication
2009-08-03
ISBN
9781554586622
Code Interne
2386652
Numéro de produit
2386652
Format numérique
epub
Disponibilité
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Protection
Signature digitale (watermarking)
Entrepôt Numérique
DEMARQUE
Taille du fichier
4.26 Moctets

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