" Mister Johnson" by Joyce Cary Book Review by The Research Group

" Mister Johnson" by Joyce Cary
Examines main black-white relationship in this 1939 novel about British colonial Nigeria.
# 20587 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in Literature (English) , African-American Studies (General)


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"This study will describe and discuss the relationships of the main characters in Joyce Cary's l939 novel, Mister Johnson, about black-white relations in British colonial Nigeria.

The primary relationship in the book is that between the African clerk Johnson and the District Officer Harry Rudbeck. Most of the other relationships in the book---such as that between Johnson and Sergeant "Sargy" Gollup---are developed by Cary to help strengthen and clarify the relationship between Johnson and Rudbeck. These two characters are meant by Cary to symbolize the relationship between the white British colonial in the position of ultimate power in Africa and the subservient African who derives a major part of his identity from his relationship with powerful whites who he is continually trying to please."

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