Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure (2020)

Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure Anne Innis Dagg Pursuing Giraffe A s Adventure In the s Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa Based on extensive journals and letters home Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicle
  • Title: Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure
  • Author: Anne Innis Dagg
  • ISBN: 9780889204638
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure Anne Innis Dagg In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour Dagg was one of the first zoologists to study wild animals in Africa In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour Dagg was one of the first zoologists to study wild animals in Africa before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey her memoir captures her youthful enthusiasm for her journey, as well as her nAivetA c about the complex social and political issues in Africa.Once in the field, she recorded the complexities of giraffe social relationships but also learned about human relationships in the context of apartheid in South Africa and colonialism in Tanganyika Tanzania and Kenya Hospitality and friendship were readily extended to her as a white woman, but she was shocked by the racism of the colonial whites in Africa Reflecting the twenty three year old author s response to an exotic world far removed from the Toronto where she grew up, the book records her visits to Zanzibar and Victoria Falls and her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro Pursuing Giraffe is a fascinating account that has much to say about the status of women in the mid twentieth century The book s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace provides further context for and insights into Dagg s narrative.
Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure Anne Innis Dagg

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One thought on “Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure

  1. Bev Simpson

    Well done, Anne Innis Dragg I enjoyed this biography of your adventures in Africa in the 50 s having visited many of the places you travelled And I enjoyed your many discussions on the political apartheid and social anti feminism and horrific racism you presented so well I m delighted you decided to publish this book than 50 years after your adventure especially that you interspersed very well I might add many interesting comments about how things are today so many years later.I was pleased to [...]

  2. Amy

    Seth found this for me for Christmas It was the perfect book for me as it was about giraffes and pioneering women in science Obviously, I loved it

  3. Lynn

    A young Canadian women studies giraffe in Africa in the 1950 s The book is written from her year long journal Most interesting to me is the perspective of an egalitarian North American toward the implementation of apartheid.

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