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The Resource Marita ; : or, the folly of love : a novel, by A. Native ; [edited] by Stephanie Newell

Marita ; : or, the folly of love : a novel, by A. Native ; [edited] by Stephanie Newell

Label
Marita ; : or, the folly of love : a novel
Title
Marita ;
Title remainder
or, the folly of love : a novel
Statement of responsibility
by A. Native ; [edited] by Stephanie Newell
Title variation
  • Marita
  • Folly of love
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On 20th January 1886, the first installment of what is probably the first West African novel in English was published in a Ghanaian newspaper, the Western Echo, by a male author using the pseudonym 'A. Native'. Preceded by a proud editorial which welcomed the arrival of this 'work of local effort' by 'a native gentleman', Marita: or the Folly of Love was serialised in 40 episodes, ending two years later in January 1888. It describes the disastrous consequences for African men of uniting according to the colonial Marriage Ordinance of 1884: this ordinance enshrined the Christian, Victorian ideal of marriage as a monogamous and lifelong union, and is shown in the story to transform peaceful, well-behaved women into shrews and termagants who are bent upon seizing domestic power from their husbands. The story proved to be so popular and relevant that it survived the closure of the Western Echo in December 1887 and found a new host in the Gold Coast Echo, before disappearing from the press, unfinished, in February 1888."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Native, A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Newell, Stephanie
Series statement
African sources for African history series
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa, West
  • Imperialism
  • Marriage
  • Ghana
Label
Marita ; : or, the folly of love : a novel, by A. Native ; [edited] by Stephanie Newell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-[147]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48559142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 146, [1] p.
Isbn
9789004121867
Lccn
2001058616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Marita ; : or, the folly of love : a novel, by A. Native ; [edited] by Stephanie Newell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-[147]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48559142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 146, [1] p.
Isbn
9789004121867
Lccn
2001058616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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