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South African literature after the Truth Commission : mapping loss

Author: Shane Graham
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shane Graham
ISBN: 0230615376 9780230615373
OCLC Number: 259970313
Description: ix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : mapping loss --
pt. 1. Spaces of truth-telling : the TRC and post-apartheid literatures of memory --
1.1. The calcification of memory : 'The story I am about to tell' and 'He left quietly' --
1.2. A theater of displacement : 'Ubu and the Truth Commission' --
1.3. The lie where the truth is closest : Anjie Krog's 'Country of my skull' --
1.4. Words that look like acts : Ingrid de Kok's 'Transfer' and 'Terrestrial things' --
1.5. Irredeemable blood, irretrievable loss : Sindiwe Magona's 'Mother to mother' --
pt. 2. Post-apartheid urban spaces --
2.1. Peace through amnesia : Achmat Dangor's 'Bitter fruit' --
2.2. The city dissected : Ivan Vladislavić's 'The exploded view' --
2.3. Linguistic trips : Phaswane Mpe's 'Welcome to our hillbrow' --
2.4. Peripatetic mapping : K. Sello Duiker's 'The quiet violence of dreams' --
2.5. Excavating the city : Aziz Hassim's 'The lotus people' --
pt. 3. Excavations and the memory of landscapes --
3.1. A map of echoes : Anne Landman's 'The devil's chimney' --
3.2. Buried footprints : Zoë Wicomb's 'David's story' --
3.3. Burdened by the scars of history : Zakes Mda's 'The heart of redness.'
Responsibility: Shane Graham.
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