Race, Nation, Translation: South African Essays, 1990-2013

November 20, 2018|
Race, Nation, Translation: South African Essays, 1990-2013 by Zoë Wicomb
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The first collection of nonfiction critical writings by one of the leading literary figures of post-apartheid South Africa

The most significant nonfiction writings of Zoë Wicomb, one of South Africa’s leading authors and intellectuals, are collected here for the first time in a single volume. This compilation features essays on the works of such prominent South African writers as Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, and J. M. Coetzee, as well as on a wide range of cultural and political topics, including gender politics, sexuality, race, identity, nationalism, and visual art. Also presented here are a reflection on Nelson Mandela and a revealing interview with Wicomb. In these essays, written between 1990 and 2013, Wicomb offers insights into her nation’s history, politics, and people. In a world in which nationalist rhetoric is on the rise and right-wing populist movements are the declared enemies of diversity and pluralism, her essays speak powerfully to a host of current international issues.
Zoë Wicomb is emeritus professor of English at the University of Strathclyde and was an inaugural recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize. Her acclaimed works include the novels October, Playing in the Light, and David’s Story and the short story collections You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town an...
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Title:Race, Nation, Translation: South African Essays, 1990-2013
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:November 20, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300226171

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