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South Africa in the global imaginary /
edited by Leon de Kock, Louise Bethlehem & Sonja Laden.
1st ed.
Pretoria : University of South Africa Press, 2004.
vii, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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series title
Pretoria : University of South Africa Press, 2004.
general note
"Academic Publishers Brill"--Back cover.
"Centre for African Renaissance Studies"--Back cover.
"The volume ... derives from a special issue of the journal Poetics today carrying the same title ... "--Pref.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-277) and index.
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Main Description
This award-winning collection of essays about culture and identity was written from the perspective of post-apartheid South Africa. Voted best special issue of 2001 by the Council of Editors of Learned Journal.
Table of Contents
South Africa in the global imaginary : an introductionp. 1
Civilised off the face of the earth' : museum display and the silencing of the/Xamp. 32
A staggered orientalism : the Cape-to-Cairo imaginaryp. 57
'A primary need as strong as hunger' : the rhetoric of urgency in South African literary culture under apartheidp. 95
Sitting for the civilisation test : the making(s) of a civil imaginary in colonial South Africap. 117
Black Hamlet : psychoanalysis on trial in South Africap. 136
The experimental turn in black South African fictionp. 154
Tradurre e Tradire : the treason and translation of Breyten Breytenbachp. 180
Narrative time and the space of the image : the truth of the lie in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commissionp. 195
'Shoo - this book makes me to think!' : education, entertainment and 'life skills' comics in South Africap. 214
'Making the paper speak well,' or, the pace of change in consumer magazines for black South Africansp. 248
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