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dc.contributor.authorLybrook, Christian David
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T02:27:34Z
dc.date.available2016-07-14T02:27:34Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6706
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2001en_US
dc.description.abstract'African Rooster' takes place in Lesotho, a tiny country surrounded by South Africa at a time of considerable tension. In 1994, South Africa is in the infancy of its democracy and Lesotho is thrown into turmoil with its own coup d'état. John David ("Jed") Kendall, a white, middle-class American, is thrown into this world as a nominal missionary balancing his own cultural and moral baggage with African sensibilities. My first choice of first person narrative allows for an examination of racial and cultural questions in African society without my narrator having to assume an air of authority that a third person might convey. It also allows more sympathy with Jed's sometimes unsympathetic character. Thematic notions of loyalty, justice, and racism propel the principal relationship between Jed/Senate and his 'brother, ' Tsediso. Their interactions become the primary vehicle for examining cultural, racial, and moral conflicts within Jeden_US
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dc.titleAfrican roosteren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemfaen_US
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