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 Africa London African writers Afrikaans Angola anthology apartheid assimilado Bantu black poetry Bleek Boer Brink British Bushman Cape Town century characterised Christian Coetzee colonial coloured commentary concern consciousness continued criticism cultural Dhlomo Dutch early elite emergency English in Africa European example fiction forms freedom Fugard Gordimer guerilla human images independence indigenous J. M. Coetzee Johannesburg Journal Khoi language Lesotho liberal litde literary living Malawi Mandela Matshoba missionary modern Mozambique Mphahlele myth Nadine Gordimer Namibia narrative Natal nationalist Ndebele novel oral organised Plaatje plays Plomer poet political popular Portuguese praise poem Pringle published race racial regarded remains Rhodesia Schreiner setder settler Shaka Shona social society songs Sophiatown South African literature southern Africa Soweto Staffrider stories struggle style texts theatre tradition translation University voice women Wyk Louw Xhosa Zambia Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Zulu