Africa in The Hamlet (Location)

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Africa
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2514
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1370
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"Africa" is mentioned twice in The Hamlet, both times in connection with European colonialism. When Ratliff visits Columbia, Tennessee, and discovers that it is an untouched market for selling his sewing machines, his joy is compared to the feelings of "the first white hunter blundering into the idyllic solitude of a virgin African vale teeming with ivory" (61). A few pages later the narrative depicts Will Varner and Flem Snopes settling the accounts of Varner's tenants in Frenchman's Bend and looking like "the white trader and his native parrot-taught headman in an African outpost" (67). The description of Flem as a "native headman" is the only hint of an actual 'African' presence in these passages.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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Foreign Country

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