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Black Man's Burden is a science-fiction novella and the first in a series of near-future stories set in North Africa. The series has been called a notable exception to the indirect treatment of racial issues in 1960s science fiction.
In Black Man's Burden, the tradition of white imperial benevolence is initially subverted by having black-only field workers foment economic and technological progress in the underdeveloped regions of North Africa. It is later promoted by Homer ...
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Overview

Black Man's Burden is a science-fiction novella and the first in a series of near-future stories set in North Africa. The series has been called a notable exception to the indirect treatment of racial issues in 1960s science fiction.
In Black Man's Burden, the tradition of white imperial benevolence is initially subverted by having black-only field workers foment economic and technological progress in the underdeveloped regions of North Africa. It is later promoted by Homer Crawford's decision to become El Hassan and engage in nation-building rather than continuing the imperial interests of the West.
This series includes Black Man's Burden, Border, Breed nor Birth, Black Sheep Astray, and The Best Ye Breed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483702001
  • Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Mack Reynolds (1917-1983)
Dallas McCord ('Mack') Reynolds was born in California in 1917. His father was the Socialist Labor Party Presidential Candidate on two occasions, and Reynolds' life and work were deeply affected by his political upbringing. After early careers in newspapers and computing, Reynolds returned from the Second World War and began to write science fiction. Based in Mexico but travelling widely in his role as Travel Editor for a men's magazine, he started slowly but surely to sell his work. Mack Reynolds wrote the first Star Trek novel, Mission to Horatius, and was once voted Most popular SF Author by the readers of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. He died in 1983.
For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/reynolds_mack
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    Posted December 16, 2013

    Thought provoking

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