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Lewis, Simon 1960-

Works: 8 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 3,106 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Simon Lewis
White women writers and their African invention by Simon Lewis( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White women writers and their African invention analyzes the cultural roles played by white women writing on or about farms in South and East Africa, focusing on Olive Schreiner and Karen Blixen and situating their work in the context of some of their contemporaries and successors, white and black, female and male."--Introduction
The Civil War as global conflict : transnational meanings of the American Civil War by David T Gleeson( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to counter the insular narratives of much of the sesquicentennial commemorations of the Civil War in the United States, editors David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis present this collection of essays that examine the war as more than a North American conflict, one with transnational concerns. The book, while addressing the origins of the Civil War, places the struggle over slavery and sovereignty in the United States in the context of other conflicts in the Western hemisphere. Additionally Gleeson and Lewis offer an analysis of the impact of the war and its results overseas.--
British and African literature in transnational context by Simon Lewis( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African identities have been written and rewritten about in both British and African literature for decades. These revisions have opened up new formulations of what it really means to be British or African. By comparing texts by authors from African and British backgrounds across a wide variety of political orientations, the book analyzes the deeper relationships between colonizer and colonized. It brings issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality into the analysis, providing new ways for cultural scholars to think about how empire and colony have impacted one another from the late eighteenth century through the decades following World War II. In these comparisons, the book focuses on commonalities rather than differences. By examining the work of writers including Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, T.S. Eliot, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Zoe Wicomb, Yvette Christianse, and Chris van Wyk, the book demonstrates how Britain's former African colonies influence British culture just as much as African culture was influenced by British colonization. The book brings a uniquely informed perspective to the topic, having lived in South Africa, Tanzania, and Great Britain, and having taught African literature for over a decade. The book demonstrates expert knowledge of local cultural history from 1945 to the present, in both Africa and Britain
Ambiguous anniversary : the bicentennial of the international slave trade bans( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1807, within a few weeks of each other, both the United States and the United Kingdom passed laws banning the international slave trade. Two hundred years later, Great Britain, an instigator of the slave trade and the chief source of slaves sold into continental North America, was awash nationwide in commemorations of the ban. By contrast the bicentennial of the ban received almost no attention in the United States. Ambiguous Anniversary aims to remedy that omission and to explain the discrepancy between the two commemorative responses. Edited by David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, this volume examines the impact that closing the international slave trade in 1808 had on Southern American economics, politics, and society. Recasting the history of slavery in the early Republic and the memory of slavery and abolition in American culture, the foreword, introduction, and ten essays in this volume present a complex picture of an important but partial step in America's long struggle toward the ambitious but ambiguous goal of liberty and justice for all
The fruits of exile : Central European intellectual immigration to America in the age of fascism( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Europe, out of Africa : white women writers on farms and their African invention by Simon Lewis( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New writing from South and Southern Africa Illuminations, an international magazine of contemporary writing, summer 1998 by Simon Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Olive Schreiner reading W.E.B. Du Bois by Simon Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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White women writers and their African invention
British and African literature in transnational contextThe fruits of exile : Central European intellectual immigration to America in the age of fascism
Alternative Names
Lewis Simon Keith 1960-....

English (43)

French (1)