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For three decades now scholars have argued that when queer colonialists satisfied their eros abroad they reproduced imperialist hierarchies, treating native lovers as exotic others, to be subordinated and even contemned.

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Non-Western practice and recognition of homosexuality, Newell believes, even if under other names, represents an agency in need of recovery. Accordingly, Newell has scoured Nigerian archives to examine how persons in Onitsha Province in the early twentieth century responded to J. Stuart-Young in emigrated to Africa after completing a prison sentence for a crime—embezzlement and forgery—that strangely involved inspirations derived from Oscar Wilde.

By the time of his death in Stuart-Young was a Nigerian celebrity. Onitsha citizens publicly mourned the loss of a man whom they considered an anti-imperialist and a benefactor. The same citizens knew that Stuart-Young fancied young men.

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What made it possible for Nigerians to take to their hearts an Englishman whom his fellow whites in the colony shunned, not least because of his sexual tastes? Newell suggests some appealingly subtle answers. He partly enabled that response. But Onitsha agency was greater. In such a summary, however, Newell jettisons subtlety, and exceeds her evidence.

Unfortunately, her book characteristically over-reaches on that score.

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Newell hides its fixity from herself. The idea, merely a variant of his writing about Wilde, is that male pederasty is a defensive reaction to what Stuart-Young alleges to be an essential loathsomeness in sexual self-indulgence. Newell certainly does not claim that this particular allegation has an Igbo source. When Stuart-Young explains his boy-love to Frank Harris, he predicates it on his reaction to satyriasis.

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I copulated as often as twenty times a week. Newell takes this in earnest, even though Stuart-Young offers Harris his factitious-sounding confession as a good plot for a novel. Newell admits that Stuart-Young is inveterately a liar—a term that she prefers to synonymize with forger or self-inventor. How generous of the African-owned press to aid the self-inventive imposition! The disservice to queer theory and to history is patent.

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A major irony is less obvious. Robert L. James English Blackwell. Athens, …. Browse the articles in this issue John Kucich.

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Appendices Biographical Notice Robert L. Caserio Robert L. Athens, Ohio: ISBN: Review of [Stephanie Newell. Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net no.

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