Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Paperback | August 15, 2012

byRita Barnard

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Apartheid and Beyond offers trenchant, historically sensitive readings of writings by Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, Dike, Magona, and Mda, focusing on the intimate relationship between place, subjectivity, and literary form. It also explores the way apartheid functioned in its day-to-dayoperations as a geographical system of control, exerting its power through such spatial mechanisms as residential segregation, bantustans, passes, and prisons. Throughout the study, Rita Barnard provides historical context by highlighting key events such as colonial occupation, the creation of black townships, migration, forced removals, the emergence of informal settlements, and the gradual integration of white cities. Apartheid and Beyond is both aninnovative account of an important body of politically inflected literature and an imaginative reflection on the socio-spatial aspects of the transition from apartheid to democracy.

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Apartheid and Beyond offers trenchant, historically sensitive readings of writings by Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, Dike, Magona, and Mda, focusing on the intimate relationship between place, subjectivity, and literary form. It also explores the way apartheid functioned in its day-to-dayoperations as a geographical system of contro...

Rita Barnard is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199791163

ISBN - 13:9780199791163

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Dream Topographies2. Leaving the House of the White Race3. Of Trespassers and Trash4. A Man's Scenery5. Beyond the Tyranny of Place6. The Location of Post-Apartheid CultureEditions CitedNotesIndex