Death from Torture as a Thing of Beauty? Karen Blixen and Kitosch’ Story

Lasse Horne Kjældgaard

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The article focuses on vocal critic of Karen Blixen's literary rendering of life in the British protectorate-turned-colony and pioneering campaign against the rampant racism that did not die out with the downfall of colonialism. It mentions Karen Blixen told the tale of this brutal case of interracial violence in "Out of Africa" in "Kitosch's story," which has become the target of some of the fiercest and most persistent attacks against "Out of Africa" and against her.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Studies
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)345-370
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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