DORIS LESSING – POVESTIRI AFRICANE (premiul Nobel 2007), EDITURA POLIROM, IAŞI, 2008
DORIS LESSING – COLLECTED AFRICAN STORIES, POLIROM, IAŞI, 2008
Universitatea de Vest „Vasile Goldiş” din Arad
Facultatea de Ştiinţe Umaniste, Politice şi Administrative
Lessing’s fiction is deeply autobiographical, much of it emerging out of her experiences in Africa. Drawing upon her childhood memories and her serious engagement with politics and social concerns, Lessing has written about the clash of cultures, the gross injustices of racial inequality, the struggle among opposing elements within an individuals own personality, and the conflict between the individual conscience and the collective good. Her stories and novellas set in Africa, published during the fifties and early sixties, decry the dispossession of black Africans by white colonials, and expose the sterility of the white culture in Southern Africa.
Key words: Africa, clash of cultures, racial inequality
Cuvinte cheie: Africa, ciocnirea culturilor, inegalitate rasială