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Mary Hastings Bradley
(COLONIAL FEMALE HUNTER)
BIRTH
1882
DEATH
1976


A well-to-do, celebrated American novelist, Mary Hastings Bradley went on her first safaris in Rwanda, Congo, and Kenya at the beginning of the Twenties. With Carl Akeley's authorization, she and her husband shot chimpanzees, knowing full well that they were already an endangered species. Cultivating fantasies of cannibalism, across a plethora of books – one of which was intended for children – she sings the epic of her intensive hunting career and her pride at her daughter’s taking up the same pursuit. During the Second World War and in quite a different register, she would report on the situation of women and the liberation of the camps.





On the Gorilla Trail, New York, London, D. Appleton & Co, 1922.
Caravans and Cannibals, New York, London, D. Appleton & Co, 1926.

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