Born in 1855 to South African missionaries, Olive Schreiner studied in England, where she published her first novel, The Story of an African Farm. The book was considered controversial for its feminist and anti-Christian sentiments. Her Woman and Labour (1911) is a key feminist work, and she was a leader in the British pacifist movement during World War I. Schreiner’s 1897 book Trooper Peter Halkett of Mashonaland was an attack on imperalism and racism in South Africa, where she died in 1920.
Graphic Classics Volume 10
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