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Author Newell, Stephanie, 1968-

Title The forger's tale : the search for Odeziaku / Stephanie Newell
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New African histories series
New African histories series.
Contents Forging ahead: the secret gentleman of Ardwick Green -- The palm oil trader's view -- Fragments of Oscar Wilde in colonial Nigeria -- "Uranian" love in West Africa -- The politics of naming : Igbo perspectives on Stuart-Young -- The strange toleration of Stuart-Young in the African-owned press of Nigeria -- A class apart : "Johnny Jones" of Back Kay Street -- The production of a poet : Stuart-Young's verse and its readers
Summary Between 1905 and 1939 a conspicuously tall white man with a shock of red hair, dressed in a silk shirt and white linen trousers, could be seen on the streets of Onitsha, in Eastern Nigeria. How was it possible for an unconventional, boy-loving Englishman to gain a social status among the local populace enjoyed by few other Europeans in colonial West Africa? In The Forger''s Tale: The Search for Odeziaku Stephanie Newell charts the story of the English novelist and poet John Moray Stuart-Young (1881-1939) as he traveled from the slums of Manchester to West Africa in order to escape the hom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stuart-Young, John Moray, 1881-1939.
SUBJECT Stuart-Young, John Moray, 1881-1939 fast
Stuart-Young, John Moray 1881-1939 gnd
Stuart-Young, J. M., 1881-1939. nta
Stuart-Young, John Moray. swd
Subject Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Gay authors -- Great Britain -- Biography
Gay men -- Great Britain -- Identity
Gay men -- Africa -- Identity
Forgers -- Great Britain -- Biography
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Authors, English
British colonies
Gay authors
Gay men -- Identity
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Subject Africa
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006021296
ISBN 9780821442302