Arthur Rimbaud in Harär: Images, Reality, Memory

@article{BenDror2014ArthurRI,
  title={Arthur Rimbaud in Har{\"a}r: Images, Reality, Memory},
  author={Avishai Ben-Dror},
  journal={Northeast African Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={159 - 182}
}
This article offers an alternative history of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854–91) and his late nineteenth century life in Harär. It introduces Rimbaud not as a poet or humanist who travelled to Harär due to his inherent attraction to the exotic Orient, but as a white merchant and colonialist who desired to become rich in a colonial context. Examining Rimbaud’s integration with the denizens of Harär and his refined writing from the town, it is clear that unlike many of his European… 

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