African Adventure

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African Adventure
Willard Price African Adventure.jpg
First US edition
Author Willard Price
IllustratorPat Marriott
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Genre Adventure comic
Publisher John Day (US)
Jonathan Cape (UK)
Published in English
1963
Pages189 pp
ISBN 0-340-14904-3
OCLC 16203319

African Adventure is a 1963 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt.

On Safari in Uganda, Hal and Roger manage to capture a varied collection of African animals including a pigeon, hyena, cape buffalo, and leopard. But their efforts are threatened by the antics of fraudulent White Hunter "Colonel" Benjamin Bigg, and by a member of the Leopard Society who is out to kill them.

Legacy

Richard Phillips cites African Adventure as an example of western authors acknowledging decolonisation, albeit through a traditionally colonial lens. "Though Price acknowledges African anti-colonial resistance," Phillips writes, "he collapses it back into a form of primitivism and savagery." [1] In 2015, Tim Dee, writing for The Guardian , included African Adventure on his list of the "10 best nature books." [2]

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References

  1. Phillips, Richard (2001). "Politics of reading: Decolonizing children's geographies". Ecumene. 8 (2): 125–150. doi:10.1177/096746080100800201.
  2. Dee, Tim (March 20, 2015). "The 10 best nature books". The Guardian . Retrieved July 19, 2020.