Southern African literatures
Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent. It covers a wide range of work from storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by renowned figures such as Es'kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer and Andre Brink, encompassing traditional; and case studies based on topical issues. The main focus of the book is the dynamic 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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Abrahams aesthetic African writers Afrikaans Angola anthology apartheid assimilado banned Bantu black poetry Bleek Boer born British Bushman Cape Town century characterised Christian Coetzee colonial coloured commentary concern consciousness continued criticism cultural Dhlomo Dutch early English in Africa European example exile fiction forms freedom Fugard Gordimer guerilla Harare human images independence indigenous J. M. Coetzee Johannesburg Journal Khoi language Lesotho liberal literary LITERATURE historical/cultural events living Malawi Mandela Matshoba modern Mozambique Mphahlele myth Nadine Gordimer Namibia narrative Natal nationalist Ndebele novel oral organised Pietermaritzburg plays poet political popular Portuguese praise poem Pringle published race racial regarded remains Rhodesia Schreiner settler Shaka Shona short stories social society songs Sophiatown South African literature southern Africa Soweto Staffrider struggle style texts theatre township tradition translation University voice women Wyk Louw Xhosa Zambia Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Zulu