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The Adventures of the Black Girl In Her Search for God by  George Bernard (illus. John Farleigh) Shaw - 1st - 1932 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC43355)

The Adventures of the Black Girl In Her Search for God

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The Adventures of the Black Girl In Her Search for God

by Shaw, George Bernard (illus. John Farleigh)

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London: Constable & Co, 1932. 1st. hardback. Near fine, 1st edition, no d/j, illustrations printed directly to boards (good, with slight bumping at base). Pages tight (though slight stretching around pp48-9) and unmarked. Very good copy.. 8vo: crown (200 x 140 / 8"" x 5_""). Short stories inspired by Shaw's 1932 visit to South Africa, with the title story being a satirical allegory narrating the search of an African girl newly converted to Christianity for God in order to speak to him. he over-all tone of the argument is agnostic: through all the rejection of false gods there remains an implied conviction that there is a true god to find: at the end of the work the girl, now an old woman, resumes her search rather than finally abandoning it. She may also be viewed as an emerging feminist figure, able to defend herself with her knobkerry andÑalthough apparently na•veÑhaving a powerful intellect capable of formulating searching theological questions, and exposing vapid answers. Her intellectual powers and red-blooded humanity are contrasted with the ""white"" charactersÑespecially the insipid missionary woman who ""converted"" her in the first place, and her thoroughly non-intellectual husband. This use of a superior person supposed by popular prejudice to be inferior, both by her sex and her race, is paralleled by the character of ""The Negress""Ña powerful figure in The Thing Happens, which is the third part of Back to Methuselah.

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Bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC43355
Title
The Adventures of the Black Girl In Her Search for God
Author
Shaw, George Bernard (illus. John Farleigh)
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Near fine, 1st edition, no d/j, illustrations printed directly to boards (good, with slight bumping at base). Pages tight (thoug
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Constable & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1932
Pages
77
Keywords
1st, fiction, short stories, Nobel, Shaw
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.22 g
Size
8vo: crown (200 x 140 / 8\"\" x 5_\"\")

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