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Southern African Literatures

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 550 Nombre de pages
Texte du rabat Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, A... Lire la suite
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Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent. It covers a wide range of work from the storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by renowned figures such as Es'kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer and Andr Brink, encompassing traditional, popular and elite writing; literature in translation; and case studies based on topical issues. Michael Chapman argues that literary history in the southern African region is best based on a comparative method which, while respecting differences of language, race and social circumstance, seeks cultural interchange including "translations" of experience across linguistic and ethnic borders. Instead of perpetuating division, the study examines points of common reference, as it asks what makes a literary culture. Who are to be regarded as major and minor authors? What are the strengths and limita

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A study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, and Namibia, and written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent, this book covers a range of work, from the storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by figures.

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Titre: Southern African Literatures
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Code EAN: 9781869140281
ISBN: 978-1-86914-028-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 550
Poids: 703g
Taille: H230mm x B150mm
Année: 2003
Auflage: 2nd ed

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