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The Cambridge history of South African literature

Author: David Attwell; Derek Attridge
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experience of its peoples. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all the country's eleven official languages (and more minor ones), produced by a team of over forty international experts, including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
e-book [online only]
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cambridge history of South African literature.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011037990
(OCoLC)755813402
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Attwell; Derek Attridge
ISBN: 9781139014137 1139014137 9781139014137
OCLC Number: 778106308
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 877 pages)
Contents: "The Bushmen's letters" : Xam narratives of the Bleek and Lloyd Collection and their afterlives / Hedley Twidle --
A contextual analysis of Xhosa iimbongi and their izibongo / Russell H. Kaschula --
I sing of the woes of my travels : the lifela of Lesotho / Nhlanhla Maake --
Praise, politics, performance : from Zulu izibongo to the Zionists / Mbongiseni Buthelezi --
IsiNdebele, siSwati, Northern Sotho, Tshivenda and Xitsonga oral culture / Manie Groenewald and Mokgale Makgopa --
Sades of Adamastor: the legacy of The Lusiads / Malvern van Wyk Smith --
In the archive : records of the Dutch settlement and the contemporary novel / Carli Coetzee --
Eighteenth-century natural history, travel writing and South African literary historiography / Ian Glenn --
Writing settlement and empire : the Cape after 1820 / Matthew Shum --
The mission presses and the rise of black journalism / Catherine Woeber --
The imperial romance / Laura Chrisman --
Perspectives on the South African War / Elleke Boehmer --
The beginnings of Afrikaans literature / H.P. van Coller --
Black writers and the historical novel : 1907-1948 / Bhekizizwe Peterson --
The Dertigers and the plaasroman : two brief perspectives on Afrikaans literature / Gerrit Olivier --
New African modernity and the New African movement / Ntongela Masilela --
Refracted modernisms : Roy Campbell, Herbert Dhlomo, N.P. van Wyk Louw / Tony Voss --
The metropolitan and local : Douglas Blackburn, Pauline Smith, William Plomer, Herman Charles Bosman / Craig MacKenzie --
The fabulous fifties : short fiction in English / Dorothy Driver --
Writing in exile / Tlhalo Raditlhalo --
Afrikaans literature, 1948-1976 / Hein Willemse --
Afrikaans literature after 1976 : resistances and repositionings / Louise Viljoen --
The liberal tradition in fiction / Peter Blair --
Black Consciousness poetry : writing against apartheid / Thengani H. Ngwenya --
Popular forms and the United Democratic Front / Peter Horn --
Writing the prison / Daniel Roux --
Theatre : regulation, resistance and recovery / Loren Kruger --
The lyric poem during and after apartheid / Dirk Klopper --
Writing and publication in African languages since 1948 / Christiaan Swanepoel --
Writing the interregnum : literature and the demise of apartheid / Stephen Clingman --
Rewriting the nation / Rita Barnard --
Writing the city after apartheid / Michael Titlestad --
South Africa in the global imaginary / Andrew van der Vlies --
Confession and autobiography / M.J. Daymond and Andries Visagie --
"A change of tongue" : questions of translation / Leon de Kock --
Writing women / Meg Samuelson --
The experimental line in fiction / Michael Green --
The book in South Africa / Peter D. McDonald --
Literary and cultural criticism in South Africa / David Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by David Attwell and Derek Attridge.

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