Southern African Literatures
This text surveys the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, providing a view of the position and role of literature within an apartheid system. The main focus of the book is on interpretation and, in particular, the relationship between literary culture and political life in countries with fiercely contested histories.
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Introduction to Part One
African Bantu Songs Stories Praises
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