SA Lit Beyond 2000

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Author: Michael Chapman and Margaret Lenta
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 1869142128
ISBN-13: 9781869142124
Condition: Very Good. The cover has a few light scratches and minor wear to edges and corners.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 405
Dimensions: 24.0 x 17.0 x 2.3 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg


What is South African literature like in the new millennium? This book considers the valuable contributions that are now being published - not only post-apartheid, but beyond both Antjie Krog's Country of My Skull ,1998, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission marker and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace 1999, a book that for many, including arguably its author, marks a point of no return in its Afro-pessimism.

Looking beyond the year 2000, these surveys include coverage of poetry in English and Afrikaans, South African Indian writing, Zulu literature, oral performance, 'queer' fiction, and literature of diasporic and ecological concern. The book accentuates a younger generation of writers, several of whom have received critical recognition, such as Phaswane Mpe, K. Sello Duiker, Brett Bailey, Gabeda Baderoon, and Lebo Mashile.

Recent winners of major literary awards - like Anne Landsman, Imraan Coovadia, and Sally-Ann Murray - provide commentary about the differences between pre and post 2000 writing. The book does not ignore the more recent work of, among others, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee, Breyten Breytenbach, Antjie Krog, Athol Fugard, Zakes Mda, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Marlene van Niekerk, Zoe Wicomb, and Ivan Vladislavic.


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