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I want to know why it is called "The Ultimate Safari" by Nadine Gordimer.

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Being a Native South African, Gordimer is mindful of the disparity within the concept of "safari."  The idea of the "hunt" or "safari" in Africa has the connotation of wealthy individuals who hunt animals for sport.  Their behavior is for leisure, for entertainment, and a reflection of human beings desire to be in control.  Africa had always been seen as as "the ultimate safari" for those who were purveyors of wealth, privilege, and excitement.  This image is set in stark contrast to the genocide that has happened on the African continent in the last century.  In this depiction, the notion of hunting ...

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