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9th Jun '16 11:03:49 AM Doug86
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* ''Jane and the Lost City'', sent during WorldWarII, plays with this trope a bit by introducing a jungle tribe led by the "Leopard Queen" - a scantily-clad African woman who speaks perfect English, and with the proper "colonial" accent to boot.

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* ''Jane and the Lost City'', sent during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, plays with this trope a bit by introducing a jungle tribe led by the "Leopard Queen" - a scantily-clad African woman who speaks perfect English, and with the proper "colonial" accent to boot.
16th May '16 2:45:24 PM DaibhidC
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* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope. It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored Howondaland to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas'', which gives the name "Dark Incontinent" to a large swathe of Klatch believed to comprise several kingdoms besides Howondaland. It is described as largely unexplored (except, as the RunningGag concerning exploration on the Disc has it, by local people who don't count) although there appears to be a white settlement in S'Belinde called Smithville, presumably after Howondaland Smith, Balrog Hunter.

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* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope. It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored Howondaland to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas'', which gives the name "Dark Incontinent" to a large swathe of Klatch the Klatchian continent believed to comprise several kingdoms besides Howondaland. It is described as largely unexplored (except, as the RunningGag concerning exploration on the Disc has it, by local people who don't count) although there appears to be a white settlement in S'Belinde called Smithville, presumably after Howondaland Smith, Balrog Hunter.
16th May '16 2:44:39 PM DaibhidC
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* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope.



* It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored "Howondaland" to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas''. The character of Howondaland Smith, Balgrog Hunter, for instance, is clearly depicted as a White Howondalandian.

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* Darkest Howondaland, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', is very often a parody of this trope. It was revealed, in a postscript to Creator/TerryPratchett's posthumously published novel ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', that Terry had at least an outline for a novel that would have explored "Howondaland" Howondaland to the same level of detail that he gave to Australia in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''. Its working title was ''The Dark Incontinent''. Some possible fragments of this book, descriptions of people and places, were released in the recent ''Complete Discworld Atlas''. The character Atlas'', which gives the name "Dark Incontinent" to a large swathe of Klatch believed to comprise several kingdoms besides Howondaland. It is described as largely unexplored (except, as the RunningGag concerning exploration on the Disc has it, by local people who don't count) although there appears to be a white settlement in S'Belinde called Smithville, presumably after Howondaland Smith, Balgrog Hunter, for instance, is clearly depicted as a White Howondalandian. Balrog Hunter.
12th May '16 2:02:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': Strips set in Africa will generally present it as a mysterious continent filled with tribal chiefs (possibly cannibals), exotic women, and dangerous jungles.
29th Apr '16 4:47:49 PM KimiFW
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* Mazuri in ''SonicUnleashed'' gives a very African vibe.

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* Mazuri in ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' gives a very African vibe.



* Both ''VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' and its sequel has nods to this trope in some of its event descriptions. The main reason being that they take place ''during'' the 19th and early 20th centuries, and have has one of their major themes the European imperialism of the period... including the colonisation of Africa.
** From the same company, ''EuropaUniversalis'' (taking place from late Middle Age to Napoleonic times) has Africa as mostly uncolonizable/unconquerable/untraversable wilderness. What usable provinces are there are on or near coastlines (with some exceptions: Nile valley, horn of Africa, West African subsaharan kingdoms), usually have the Tropical modifier (increasing non-native troop attrition significantly), and occupied either by technologically backwards nations (compared to Europe or the Middle-East, anyway) or by very powerful, numerous and hostile natives, [[ChasedByAngryNatives making colonization very difficult]].

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* Both ''VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' ''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' and its sequel has nods to this trope in some of its event descriptions. The main reason being that they take place ''during'' the 19th and early 20th centuries, and have has one of their major themes the European imperialism of the period... including the colonisation of Africa.
** From the same company, ''EuropaUniversalis'' ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' (taking place from late Middle Age to Napoleonic times) has Africa as mostly uncolonizable/unconquerable/untraversable wilderness. What usable provinces are there are on or near coastlines (with some exceptions: Nile valley, horn of Africa, West African subsaharan kingdoms), usually have the Tropical modifier (increasing non-native troop attrition significantly), and occupied either by technologically backwards nations (compared to Europe or the Middle-East, anyway) or by very powerful, numerous and hostile natives, [[ChasedByAngryNatives making colonization very difficult]].
29th Apr '16 4:45:44 PM KimiFW
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* ''FarCry 2'' takes place in a fictional African country called Leboa-Seko, which is populated almost exclusively by people who want you dead.

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* ''FarCry ''VideoGame/FarCry 2'' takes place in a fictional African country called Leboa-Seko, which is populated almost exclusively by people who want you dead.
19th Mar '16 2:11:11 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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When Africa is not being used as a LostWorld, it's the next best thing: mysterious and dangerous, but populated with outcroppings and ties to the modern world. This balance of civilization just within reach and ''terra incognita'' a mere wrong turn away gives the "Dark Continent" a unique position. "Adventure in your own back yard" takes on a new meaning if one's back yard hosts the occasional elephant stampede.

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When Africa is not being used as a LostWorld, it's the next best thing: mysterious and dangerous, but populated with outcroppings and ties to the modern world. This balance of civilization just within reach and ''terra incognita'' a mere wrong turn away gives the "Dark Continent" a unique position. "Adventure in your own back yard" backyard" takes on a new meaning if one's back yard backyard hosts the occasional elephant stampede.
5th Mar '16 12:49:30 PM Morgenthaler
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17th Feb '16 3:23:05 PM Ulkomaalainen
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*** tribal wars (amusingly between Tutsi and Hutu tribes, [[spoiler:re-triggered on the last episode when Eddy, the company’s boss, [[OhCrap burns down a sacred tree to stop a competing company from shooting there, unaware of the tree’s sacred position]]]]);

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*** tribal wars (amusingly between (between Tutsi and Hutu tribes, [[spoiler:re-triggered on the last episode when Eddy, the company’s boss, [[OhCrap burns down a sacred tree to stop a competing company from shooting there, unaware of the tree’s sacred position]]]]);
17th Feb '16 3:19:58 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Subversion: pretty much everything Chinua Achebe has ever written (the most famous being ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''). He is very keen on dispelling this particular trope.

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* Subversion: Aversion: pretty much everything Chinua Achebe has ever written (the most famous being ''Literature/ThingsFallApart''). He is very keen on dispelling this particular trope.
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