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The lion on the freeway : a thematic introduction to contemporary South African literature in English

Author: Theodore F Sheckels
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, 1996.
Series: Studies of world literature in English, vol. 5.
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The Lion on the Freeway is a thematic introduction to post-1950 South African English literature. After examining the nation's political history and four earlier landmark works, the study examines the oppressed peoples' "moods," ranging from loving to attacking; the oppressors' "attitudes," ranging from ignorance to action; and the contradictory forecasts the literature offers for South Africa.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheckels, Theodore F.
Lion on the freeway.
New York : P. Lang, 1996
(OCoLC)647381415
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore F Sheckels
ISBN: 0820426253 9780820426259 0820426261 9780820426266
OCLC Number: 30734789
Description: xxi, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. A map: 1. The sociopolitical environment --
2. Landmarks: The story of an African farm / Olive Schreiner --
God's stepchildren / Sarah Gertrude Millin --
Mine boy / Peter Abrahams --
Cry, the beloved country / Alan Paton --
pt. 2. The roar of the lion: 3. Loving: When rain clouds gather / Bessie Head --
Stories / Ahmed Essop --
Have you seen Zandile? / Gcina Mhlophe, Maralin Varenen, & Thembi Mtshali --
4. Restlessness: The rain killers / Alfred Hutchinson --
The Marabi dance / Modikwe Dikobe --
Down Second Avenue / Ezekiel Mphahlele --
5. Suffering: Sounds of a cowhide drum / Oswald Mtshali --
No baby must weep / Mongane Wally Serote --
No more lullabies / Mafika Gwala --
Mating birds / Lewis Nkosi --
Egoli: city of gold / Matsemela Manaka --
Letters to Martha / Dennis Brutus --
Survival / Workshop '71 --
Robben Island / D.M. Zwelonke --
Pass me a meatball, James / James Matthews --
A lesson from aloes / Athol Fugard --
6. Attacking: My name is Afrika / Keorapetse Kgositsile --
Cry rage! / James Matthews & Gladys Thomas --
In the fog of the seasons' end / Alex La Guma --
Amandla / Miriam Tlali --
The Soweto I love / Sipho Sepamla --
pt. 3. Listening to the lion: 7. Ignorance: Make like slaves / Richard Rive --
The weekenders / Sheila Roberts --
Something out there / Nadine Gordimer --
8. Guilt: Waiting for the barbarians / J.M. Coetzee --
"Master Harold" ... and the boys / Athol Fugard --
9. Action: Burger's daughter / Nadine Gordimer --
A dry white season / Andre Brink --
pt. 4. The freeway: 10. Nightmare: In the heart of the country / J.M. Coetzee --
July's people / Nadine Gordimer --
11. The dream: The ancestors and the sacred mountain poems / Mazisi Kunene --
A sport of nature / Nadine Gordimer.
Series Title: Studies of world literature in English, vol. 5.
Responsibility: Theodore F. Sheckels, Jr.

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The Lion on the Freeway is a thematic introduction to post-1950 South African English literature. After examining the nation's political history and four earlier landmark works, the study examines the oppressed peoples' "moods," ranging from loving to attacking; the oppressors' "attitudes," ranging from ignorance to action; and the contradictory forecasts the literature offers for South Africa.

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