Sophie Christman deposited Bustin’ Bonaparte: A Post-Apartheid Adaptation of Olive Schreiner’sThe Story of an African Farm in the group Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century English Literature on MLA Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
This article examines how the South African film Bustin’ Bonaparte (2004) presents a
post-apartheid adaptation of Victorian colonialism in Olive Schreiner’s 1883 English novel The Story
of an African Farm. While both narratives utilize the surprising mode of play to unfold competing
racial and gender hierarchies in colonial Africa, Lister’s comedic film radically revises Schreiner’s
tragic novel to witness the hopeful post-apartheid nationalism of Africa’s children.