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Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson

Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

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Uncovers African influences on the Western imagination during the eighteenth century, paying particular attention to the ways Ethiopia inspired and shaped the work of Samuel Johnson.
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Jessica Richard, Review of English Studies Belcher's account radically reframes Johnson's thought while also offering a new model

Robert Fraser, LUCAS Belcher's strongest suit stems from her careful examination of relevant texts. Nobody before her has examined the Lobo translation in such detail. As a result she is able to demonstrate what few have suspected

C.S. Vilmar, CHOICE For any collection supporting teaching or research on Johnson, 18th-century culture, the history of colonialism, or posttcolonial theory, this book is required reading.

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<br>Wendy Laura Belcher is Assistant Professor of African literature in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks and Honey from the Lion: An African Journey.<br>


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Chapter 1. Three Thousand Years of Habesha History and Discourse Chapter 2: Samuel Johnson's Discursive Possession and The Voyage to Abyssinia Chapter 3: Johnson's Reading, Beliefs, and Translation of The Voyage to Abyssinia Chapter 4: Habesha Discourse in The Voyage To Abyssinia Chapter 5: Habesha Discourse and Johnson's Drama Irene Chapter 6: Habesha Discourse and Johnson's Oriental Tales Chapter 7: Habesha Discourse in Johnson's Sources for Rasselas Chapter 8: Habesha Discourse and Johnson's Rasselas Conclusion Bibliography