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Author: Paul A Scanlon; Gale Research Inc.
Publisher: Detroit, Mich : Gale Group, 2000.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 225.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays on South African writers from the South African War or Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) to the Act of Union in 1910, when the defeated Boer republics were joined together by British Parliament into what became modern South Africa. Discusses the beginnings of South Africa literature in English, as well as the impact the discovery of gold and diamonds had. Genres mentioned include travel books, hunter-adventure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
South African writers.
Detroit, Mich : Gale Group, 2000
(DLC) 00035446
(OCoLC)43567614
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Scanlon; Gale Research Inc.
ISBN: 9780787631345 0787631345
OCLC Number: 320302894
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 526 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Peter Abrahams (1919- ) --
Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951) --
Breyten Breytenbach (1939- ) --
Andre Brink (1939- ) --
Dennis Brutus (1924- ) --
Guy Butler (1918- ) --
Roy Campbell (1901-1957) --
Sydney Clouts (1926-1982) --
J.M. Coetzee (1940- ) --
H.I.E. Dhlomo (1903-1956) --
Ahmed Essop (1931- ) --
Athol Fugard (1932- ) --
Nadine Gordimer (1923- ) --
Bessie Head (1937-1986) --
Christopher Hope (1944- ) --
Dan Jacobson (1929- ) --
Alex La Guma (1925-1985) 00 Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996) --
Zakes Mda (1948- ) --
Sarah Gertrude Millin (1888-1968) --
Thomas Mofolo (1876-1848) --
Es'kia (Ezeiel) Mphahlele (1919- ) --
Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali (1940- ) --
Njabulo S. Ndebele (1948- ) --
Lewis Nkosi (1936- ) --
Arthur Nortje (1942-1970) --
Alan Paton (1903-1988) --
Sol T. Plaatje (1876-1932) --
William Plomer (1903--
1973) --
Thomas Pringle (1789-1834) --
Richard Rive (1931-1989) --
Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) --
Sipho Sepamla (1932- ) --
Mongane Wally Serote (1944- ) --
Pauline Smith (1882-1959) --
Miriam Tlali (1933- ) --
Zoe Wicomb (1948- ).
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 225.
Responsibility: edited by Paul A. Scanlon.

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Essays on South African writers from the South African War or Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) to the Act of Union in 1910, when the defeated Boer republics were joined together by British Parliament into what became modern South Africa. Discusses the beginnings of South Africa literature in English, as well as the impact the discovery of gold and diamonds had. Genres mentioned include travel books, hunter-adventure romances, and South African realist fiction.

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