FEATURING - In the Land of Misfortune by Lady Florence Dixie

Posted on September 28, 2020

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

In the Land of Misfortune by Lady Florence Dixie.

Lady Florence Dixie (1855 – 1905) was a Scottish writer, war correspondent, and feminist. In 1881, she was appointed by the Morning Post of London as a field correspondent, to cover the First Boer War (1880–1881) as well as the aftermath of the Anglo-Zulu War. Her subsequent reports and publications were instrumental in Cetshwayo's brief restoration to his throne in 1883. In the Land of Misfortune makes clear the struggle between Dixie’s individualism and her identification with the power of the British Empire. However, although she was sympathetic to the Zulu cause and Cetshwayo, she remained an imperialist at heart.

UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12557

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Old Africana (ZAOUV) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Nikki Haw

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