Rewriting agency: Samuel Baker, Bunyoro-Kitara and the Egyptian slave trade

  title={Rewriting agency: Samuel Baker, Bunyoro-Kitara and the Egyptian slave trade},
  author={Adrian S. Wisnicki},
  journal={Studies in Travel Writing},
  pages={1 - 27}
This article combines colonial history/discourse analysis and postcolonial theory to explore how non-Western forces and agents can predetermine and even derail the discursive production of the narrative of the West. Drawing on the work of the Victorian explorer Samuel White Baker, I pursue two lines of analysis. First, I develop a genealogy of the key intercultural encounters documented by Baker during his 1863–5 travels in southern Sudan and Bunyoro. Second, by reading Baker's unpublished… 
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