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Making Use of History in New South African Fiction: Historical Perspectives in Three Post-Apartheid Novels: Historical Perspectives in Three Post-Apartheid Novels
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Making Use of History in New South African Fiction: Historical Perspectives in Three Post-Apartheid Novels: Historical Perspectives in Three Post-Apartheid Novels (Paperback)

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A study of the use of history as political ammunition and literature as historical counter-discourse in Mongane Serote's "Gods of Our Time", Mike Nicol's "The Ibis Tapestry", and Zakes Mda's "Ways of Dying". Moslund shows how literary engagement with the past seeks to rupture the continuity of a strongly dichotomised epistemology and through that dissolve the inherited polarisation of society. Falsification of history is exposed as constructed discourse and past simplifications of reality as sharply demarcated into homogenous self-justifying, categorisations of, Us against Them, are challenged with paradox, doubt and introspection.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press Publication Date: 01/03/2003 ISBN-13: 9788772897844  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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