To Speak of this Land

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Subtitle: Identity and Belonging in South Africa and Beyond
Author: Duncan Brown
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2006)
ISBN-10: 1869140818
ISBN-13: 9781869140816
Condition: Very Good. The cover has a few scratches and light wear to edges and corners.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 214
Dimensions: 23 x 15.9 x 1.3 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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Questions of identity, belonging, and place are crucial issues in South Africa today. To Speak of this Land explores these issues in a way that is academically rigorous but refreshingly accessible. Duncan Brown's focus is South Africa - spanning Bushman storytelling, rock painting, and aboriginal land claims; African-Christian identity formations; Mazisi Kunene's Emperor Shaka the Great; Ronnie Govender's Cato Manor stories; the poetry of Douglas Livingstone; and the rap music of Prophets of da City - but he draws on comparative material from elsewhere in the world, as well as stressing the 'global' aspects of 'local' identities. To Speak of this Land offers thought-provoking answers for a South African context to this internationally challenging question.


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