Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics by Rita Barnard

By Rita Barnard

Apartheid and Beyond deals trenchant, traditionally delicate readings of writings by means of Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, Dike, Magona, and Mda, targeting the intimate courting among position, subjectivity, and literary shape. It additionally explores the way in which apartheid functioned in its daily operations as a geographical process of keep an eye on, exerting its energy via such spatial mechanisms as residential segregation, bantustans, passes, and prisons. during the research, Rita Barnard offers ancient context by way of highlighting key occasions similar to colonial career, the production of black townships, migration, pressured removals, the emergence of casual settlements, and the sluggish integration of white towns. Apartheid and Beyond is either an cutting edge account of an immense physique of politically inflected literature and an resourceful mirrored image at the socio-spatial elements of the transition from apartheid to democracy.

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