"A Villa in the Jungle: Africa in Israeli Culture"
Eitan Bar- Yosef
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House
The book focuses on the golden age of Israel–Africa relations (1957–1973) and their reflection in theater, literature, and in popular Israeli culture. At the same time, it examines the establishment of the “dark continent” as an emotional and geographic space on which to project, for example, Zionist, territorial, and racial fantasies. By focusing its gaze on Africa, the book provides an original perspective for examining the yearnings and anxieties that have shaped Israeli society since the start of that golden age. (The Series Theory and Criticism in Context edited by Yehouda Shenhav, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad).
From Van Leer Jerusalem Institute website.