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The Columbia guide to South African literature in English since 1945

Author: Gareth Cornwell; Dirk Klopper; Craig MacKenzie
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Series: Columbia guides to literature since 1945.
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela  Read more...
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Cornwell, Gareth.
Columbia guide to South African literature in English since 1945.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009018408
(OCoLC)323191865
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Cornwell; Dirk Klopper; Craig MacKenzie
ISBN: 0231503814 9780231503815
OCLC Number: 806521222
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages).
Contents: South African literature in English since 1945: long walk to ordinariness --
Authors A-Z --
Writers before 1945.
Series Title: Columbia guides to literature since 1945.
Responsibility: Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper, and Craig MacKenzie.
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in v.

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