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Writing home : Lewis Nkosi on South African writing

Author: Lewis Nkosi; Lindy Stiebel; Michael Chapman
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The selection of ... [Nkosi's] work in this volume focuses on his critical writing on South African literature: in Part One, on the literature of his home country, generally; in Part Two, on specific writers; and, finally, on Lewis Nkosi himself. The selections are from his major out-of-print critical collections, Home and Exile (1965, enlarged edition 1983), The Transplanted Heart (1975) and Tasks and Masks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Nkosi; Lindy Stiebel; Michael Chapman
ISBN: 9781869143091 1869143094
OCLC Number: 945105474
Description: vii, 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one. Home to exile. The fabulous decade: the fifties --
Fiction by black South Africans --
Southern Africa: protest and commitment --
Postmodernism and black writing in South Africa --
The republic of letters after the Mandela republic --
The ideology of reconciliation: its effects on South African culture --
Part two. Exile to home. Ezekiel (Es'kia) Mphahlele's The African image --
The death of Nat Nakasa --
Doing Paris with Breyten --
Athol Fugard: his work and us --
Alex La Guma: the man and his work --
The late Can Themba: an appreciation --
Herman Charles Bosman: in search of the 'true' Afrikaners! --
Nadine Gordimer's July's people (Review) --
Alan Paton's 'Ah, but your land is beautiful' (Review) --
South African fiction: writers at the barricades --
White writing: Gordimer's The essential gesture: writing, politics and places; Coetzee's White writing: on the culture of letters in South Africa --
Bloke Modisane: Blame me on history --
Nadine Gordimer at seventy-five --
How I write.
Responsibility: edited by Lindy Stiebel and Michael Chapman.

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"The selection of ... [Nkosi's] work in this volume focuses on his critical writing on South African literature: in Part One, on the literature of his home country, generally; in Part Two, on specific writers; and, finally, on Lewis Nkosi himself. The selections are from his major out-of-print critical collections, Home and Exile (1965, enlarged edition 1983), The Transplanted Heart (1975) and Tasks and Masks (1981), as well as from magazine and journal articles."--Pages 1-2.

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