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Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing

Trauma, Resistance, Reconstruction in Post-1994 South African Writing (Hardback)

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The re-conceptualization of South Africa as a democracy in 1994 has influenced the production and reception of texts in this nation and around the globe. The literature emerging after 1994 provides a vision for reconciling the fragmented past produced by the brutality of apartheid policies and consequently shifting social relations from a traumatized past to a reconstructed future. The purpose of the essays in this anthology is to explore, within the literary imagination and cultural production of a post-apartheid nation and its people, how the trauma and violence of the past are reconciled through textual strategies. What role does memory play for the remembering subject working through the trauma of a violent past?

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 22/07/2010 ISBN-13: 9781433107009  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jaspal K. Singh is a Professor of English Literature at Northern Michigan University where she teaches postcolonial African and South Asian literature and theory. Singh's previous book is entitled Representation and Resistance: South Asian and African Women's Texts at Home and in the Diaspora (2008). Her co-edited anthology is entitled Indian Writers: Transnationalisms and Diasporas (Lang, 2010). Rajendra Chetty is the Head of Department (Research), and Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. He is the editor of South African Indian Writings in English (2002) and co-editor of Indias Abroad: The Diaspora Writes Back (2004), and Indian Writers: Trans-nationalisms and Diasporas (Lang, 2010).

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