Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women?: Stories of the South African Transition
Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women? explores the ways in which the imaginative reconstruction of post-apartheid South Africa as a 'rainbow nation' has been produced from images of women that dismember their bodies and disremember their historical presence. From Krotoa-Eva and Sarah Bartmann to Nongqawuse and Winnie Mandela, author Meg Samuelson tackles the figurations of some of the most controversial and significant women in the making of modern South Africa. Drawing on feminist, postcolonial, and post-structuralist theory, and close textual readings of literary and cultural texts produced during the first decade of democracy, her analysis offers a provocative critique of the formation of nationalist and feminist collectivities.
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African Afrikaner amaXhosa apartheid argues authorship Baartman Bartmann's black peril Bloem Bloodlines Boehmer Brink Camagu Cape Town cast chapter claims Coetzee Cry of Winnie cultural David's Story discourse domestic Dulcie Eastern Cape emphasis in original female feminism feminist fictional figure gendered Griqua Heart of Redness Heitsi historical identity Imaginings of Sand Jaffer Kamma/Maria Khoikhoi Khoisan Krotoa Krotoa-Eva legacy Lucy Lucy's Magona male Mandisa's Maria van Riebeeck maternal Mda's metaphor Mother to Mother mother-witness motherhood narrator national narrative nationalist Ndebele Ndebele's Nongqawuse notes novel past performed political widow post-apartheid present produced Qukezwa quoted racial racialised rainbow nation Ramphele Ramphele's rape reading redemption represent representation reproductive body reveals Robben Island role script sexual violence silence sisterhood Sleigh's South Africa speak struggle subject position suggests symbolic textual tradition transition translation TRC's trope un)spoken uncanny voice Wicomb Winnie Mandela woman womb women's bodies writing Xhosa