From the Annals of bad dissertation writing
I just wrote this sentence, and sort of wish I hadn’t:
I will say a great deal more about the politics of this conflict as it obtained in Kenya; for now, however, the point is simply that Roosevelt’s intervention has to be placed in the context of this silently waged (but extremely bitter) intra-imperial struggle, a very vexed non-conversation between settlement and metropole, I’ll argue, that the writer of African Game Trails was able to mediate — in the ways I’ll argue he was — precisely because he was from neither London nor Nairobi, but was, as American, both settler and imperialist.
But I’m not sure what to write instead. Sigh. Faulkner I ain’t.