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South African literature after the Truth Commission : mapping loss / Shane Graham.

Author/Creator:
Graham, Shane (Shane Dwight)
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
South African literature -- History and criticism.
Contents:
Introduction : mapping loss
Pt. 1. Spaces of truth-telling : the TRC and post-apartheid literatures of memory
1.1. The calcification of memory : 'The story I am about to tell' and 'He left quietly'
1.2. A theater of displacement : 'Ubu and the Truth Commission'
1.3. The lie where the truth is closest : Anjie Krog's 'Country of my skull'
1.4. Words that look like acts : Ingrid de Kok's 'Transfer' and 'Terrestrial things'
1.5. Irredeemable blood, irretrievable loss : Sindiwe Magona's 'Mother to mother'
Pt. 2. Post-apartheid urban spaces
2.1. Peace through amnesia : Achmat Dangor's 'Bitter fruit'
2.2. The city dissected : Ivan Vladislavić's 'The exploded view'
2.3. Linguistic trips : Phaswane Mpe's 'Welcome to our hillbrow'
2.4. Peripatetic mapping : K. Sello Duiker's 'The quiet violence of dreams'
2.5. Excavating the city : Aziz Hassim's 'The lotus people'
Pt. 3. Excavations and the memory of landscapes
3.1. A map of echoes : Anne Landman's 'The devil's chimney'
3.2. Buried footprints : Zoë Wicomb's 'David's story'
3.3. Burdened by the scars of history : Zakes Mda's 'The heart of redness.'
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-223) and index.
ISBN:
0230615376
9780230615373
OCLC:
259970313
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