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A führer for a father : the domestic face of colonialism / Jim Davidson
Bib ID 7295243
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Davidson, Jim, 1942- author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2017 
©2017 
x, 255 pages ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781742235462 (paperback)
Summary

In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritarian and controlling father, whose South African background and time in Papua New Guinea and Fiji prompted his own post-war mini-empire of dominance. A manipulative and emotionally ferocious man, he rejects his son and creates a second family, shutting Jim out and eventually disinheriting him, but never really leaving him alone. Traversing territory across Australia, South Africa, India and London, this beautifully written book tells of a time of crushing conformity, sharply reminding us that some experiences can never be written out of our personal histories.

Subjects Davidson, Jim, 1942-  |  Davidson, Jim, 1942- -- Childhood and youth.  |  Authors -- Biography.  |  Gay men -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Fathers and sons -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian

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