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Narrating a congo missionary childhood (1958 - 1964) : memory and meaning examined through a creative non-fiction text and exegesis

Devereux, Linda Margaret


This study analyses the transnational childhood experience of the daughter of medical missionaries who worked for the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 1958 and 1964. Through a creative non-fiction text and exegesis, the thesis examines family history and missionary trauma within a context of rapid social change punctuated by postcolonial violence and international Cold War meddling in Africa. In particular, the thesis analyses the hegemonic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fcb464b068
Access Rights: Open Access


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