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Read Congo Solo ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è A woman who lived life on her own terms Hahn was an unknown and struggling writer when Congo Solo was published Here restored to the form she had intended is Hahn's unforgettable narrative a vivid provocative and at times disturbing first hand account of the racism brutality sexism and exploiA woman who lived life on her own terms Hahn was an unknown and struggling writer when Congo Solo was published Here restored to the form she had intended is Hahn's unforgettable narrative a vivid provocative and at times disturbing first hand accou. In a word disappointing Written in 1931 it is really a series of diary entries and would not be out of place as a travel blog these days a blog that is frustratingly scatty and in desperate need of editing Although Hahn was a singularly brave traveller for her times this reads like “Valley Girl in the Heart of Darkness” and the patronizing colonial tone is impossible to ignore either I must admit after about a third of the way through I started to skip the odd day and by the end I might well have been missing all the good bits But then the book abruptly ended well before she made it all the way across Africa anyway Was she as bored as I was perhaps This is the original uncensored and previously unpublished version but golly jeepers Em historical accuracy doesn’t make it any interesting

Congo SoloA woman who lived life on her own terms Hahn was an unknown and struggling writer when Congo Solo was published Here restored to the form she had intended is Hahn's unforgettable narrative a vivid provocative and at times disturbing first hand accou. In a word disappointing Written in 1931 it is really a series of diary entries and would not be out of place as a travel blog these days a blog that is frustratingly scatty and in desperate need of editing Although Hahn was a singularly brave traveller for her times this reads like “Valley Girl in the Heart of Darkness” and the patronizing colonial tone is impossible to ignore either I must admit after about a third of the way through I started to skip the odd day and by the end I might well have been missing all the good bits But then the book abruptly ended well before she made it all the way across Africa anyway Was she as bored as I was perhaps This is the original uncensored and previously unpublished version but golly jeepers Em historical accuracy doesn’t make it any interesting

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Congo Solo Å From her publisher and threats of litigation from the main character's family This edition makes available a lost treasure of women's travel writing that shocks and impresses while shedding valuable light on the gender and race politics of the peri. Can’t believe this was written by the same author as Times and Places Should have applied the 50 page rule but soldiered on hoping it would get better Instead it just got progressively worse A jumble of bad writing and editing a mess The eye blinking colonial attitude of the Europeans at the time 1931 was also very tough going The most interesting part of the story was not even told in the book The person she had gone to visit in the Congo whom she called Den Walker was actually Pat Putnam a friend she had made in New York who had fallen in love with Africa and set up a medical cliniccamp there He was living with three native “wives” one by Hahn’s account an 8 year old half pygmy In Times and Places essay on this trip she mentioned a wife in early teens tho makes me wonder now about her “literary license” Anyway when Putnam’s well connected New England family got wind of the book they made the publisher change names locations and all sorts of other edits as “life would not be worth living” had any of this come out Story has since been recounted in King of the World in the Land of the Pygmies Maybe I’ll read one of these days because the guy was nothing if not an eccentric Download Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Emily Hahn

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Emily Hahn ¼ 6 Read Nt of the racism brutality sexism and exploitation that were everyday life realities under Belgium's iron fisted colonial rule Until now the few copies of Congo Solo in circulation were the adulterated version which the author altered after pressure. Having finished No Hurry to Get Home I set out on Congo Solo and am halfway through this plodding book I've realized the difference between Congo and No Hurry is that Congo is comprised of unrefined diary entries whereas No Hurry is comprised of polished articles published in the New Yorker and brought together as a memoir Congo doesn't have any of the smart snide asides one finds in No Hurry and is full of irreconcilable inconsistencies On the way to Penge Hahn's luggage including her typewriter and gun are lost overboard yet later in the diary Hahn is fussing about who will carry her typewriter on a trek and at one point methodically loads her gun in order to intimidate a native into doing her bidding