South African writing in transition /
edited by Rita Barnard and Andrew van der Vlies.
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
x, 286 pages ; 24 cm
1350086886, 9781350086883
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London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
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Introduction / Rita Barnard -- Revolutionary times: Mongane Wally Serote and Cold War fiction / Monica Popescu -- After Marikana: the temporalities of betrayal / Annel Pieterse -- Still waiting?: writing futurity after apartheid / Katherine Hallemeier -- Precarious time and the aesthetics of community / Sarah Lincoln -- Storying trauma: Unconfessed as a site of political possibility / Erica Still -- Reach forward, into the past: nostalgia as post-transitional mode / Erica Lombard -- Crime fiction in a time of AIDS: South African muti noir / Brenna M. Munro -- Queer returns in postapartheid short fiction: S.J. Naud's The alphabet of birds / Andrew van der Vlies -- History and the genres of modernity: Marlene Van Niekerk's Agaat / Lily Saint -- Transition as democratic form: the unfinishable work of Ivan Vladislavi? / Chris Holmes -- Conclusion: reading in transition / Tsitsi Jaji.
Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book asks the question: how has contemporary South African literature grappled with ideas of time and history during the political transition away from apartheid? Reading the work of major South African writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer and Ivan Vladislavic as well as contemporary crime and science fiction, South African Writing in Transition explores how concerns about time and temporality have shaped literary form across the country's literary culture. Establishing new connections between leading literary voices and lesser known works, the book explores themes of truth and reconciliation, disappointment and betrayal--Provided by publisher.
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