Hemingway, Tribal Law, and the Identity of the Widow in True at First Light
Relies on manuscripts and Kamba tribal law to straighten out the confusing relationship between Debba and the widow. Clarifying that Hemingway regarded the widow as Debba’s sister establishes Hemingway’s respect for another culture’s laws and customs.
Eby, Carl. “Hemingway, Tribal Law, and the Identity of the Widow in True at First Light.” Hemingway Review 21, no. 2 (Spring 2002): 146-51.