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Writing South Africa Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy, 1970-1995

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ISBN-10: 0521597684

ISBN-13: 9780521597685

Edition: 1998

Authors: Derek Attridge, Rosemary Jolly, Andr� Brink, Peter Horn, Elleke Boehmer

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The final years of apartheid in South Africa were marked by the satirical output of writers who creatively addressed the relationship of literature to politics and ethics. This study provides an overview of that extraordinary period.
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Andr Brink is a South African writer and educator. He was born on May 29, 1935 in Vrede, South Africa. Brink studied at Potchefstroom in South Africa and later in Paris. Brink became a part of a group of writers known as the Sixtiers upon returning to South Africa in the 1960s. The group aimed to broaden Afrikaner fiction by writing about sexual and moral matters and the failings of the traditional political system. Two of Brink's books, Looking on Darkness and A Dry White Season, were banned in South Africa. Brink became a professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Rhodes University and professor of English at the University of Cape Town. He has received the 1980 Martin Luther King…    

Acknowledgements and note on references
South Africa, 1970-1996: a chronology
Interrogating silence: new possibilities faced by South African literature
I am dead: you cannot read: Andre Brink's On the Contrary
Endings and new beginning: South African fiction in transition
The post-apartheid sublime: rediscovering the extraordinary
Postmodernism and black writing in South Africa
Shame and identity: the case of the coloured in South Africa
A man's world: South African gay writing and the State of Emergency
The final safari: on nature, myth, and the literature of the Emergency
Speech and silence in the fictions of J. M. Coetzee
'Dialogue' and 'fulfilment' in J. M. Coetzee's Age of Iron
Inside out: Jeremy Cronin's lyrical politics
Spinning out the present: narrative, gender, and the politics of South African theatre
South African theatre in the United States: the allure of the familiar and of the exotic
Position papers
Preparing ourselves for freedom
Challenges facing theatre practitioners in the new South Africa
Current trends in Theatre for Development in South Africa
Select bibliography: South African literary writing in English, 1970-1995