Olive Schreiner





Olive Schreiner

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born
in South Africa
March 24, 1855

died
December 11, 1920

gender
female


About this author

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - December 11, 1920), was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. She is best known for her novel The Story of an African Farm, which has been acclaimed for the manner it tackled the issues of its day, ranging from agnosticism to the treatment of women.

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Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner (1855-1920) was named after her three older brothers, Oliver (1848-1854), Albert (1843-1843) and Emile (1852-1852), who died before she was born. She was the ninth of twelve children born to a missionary couple, Gottlob Schreiner and Rebecca Lyndall at the Wesleyan Missionary Society station at Wittebergen in the Eastern Cape, near Herschel in South Africa. Her childhood was a harsh one: her father
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From Man to Man
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Undine
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Olive Schreiner; A Selection
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The Woman's Rose: Stories a...
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“We have been so blinded by thinking and feeling that we have never seen the World.”
Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm

“No woman has the right to marry a man if she has to bend herself out of shape for him. She might wish to, but she could never be to him with all her passionate endeavor what the other woman could be to him without trying. Character will dominate over all and will come out at last.”
Olive Schreiner

“القليل من البكاء، القليل من التملق، القليل من إذلال الذات، القليل من الاستخدام الحذِر لميزاتنا، وبعدها سيقول أحد الرجال: "هيا، كوني زوجتي!"
مع المظهر الحسن والشباب، يصبح الزواج سهل المنال. فهناك ما يكفي من الرجال؛ إلا أن المرأة التي تبيع نفسها، حتى في مقابل خاتم واسم جديد، ليست في حاجة إلى أن تُبعد تنورتها عن أي مخلوق في الشارع. فكلاهما يأكلان عيشًا بنفس الطريقة.”
Olive Schreiner

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