Dreaming of freedom in South Africa : literature between critique and utopia (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Dreaming of freedom in South Africa : literature between critique and utopia

Author: David Johnson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assembles for the first time the many different texts imagining the future after the end of apartheid. Explores the history of how the future in South Africa after the end of apartheid was imagined. Provides the first literary-cultural history of South African speculative fiction. Studies the literary-political cultures of the five major traditions of South African anti-colonial/ anti-segregationist/ anti-apartheid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnson
ISBN: 1474430228 9781474430227
OCLC Number: 1237630671
Description: viii, 224 pages: illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Lineages of hope and despair --
The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) and the language of freedom --
Soviet freedom in South Africa --
Anti-Stalinist dreams of freedom --
Pan-Africanism : freedom for Africa --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Johnson.

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Focusing on well-known and obscure literary texts from the 1880s to the 1970s, as well as the many manifestos and programmes setting out visions of the future, this book charts the dreams of freedom  Read more...

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