Writing as Resistance: Life Stories of Imprisonment, Exile, and Homecoming from Apartheid South Africa by Paul GreadyWriting as Resistance: Life Stories of Imprisonment, Exile, and Homecoming from Apartheid South Africa by Paul Gready

Writing as Resistance: Life Stories of Imprisonment, Exile, and Homecoming from Apartheid South…

byPaul Gready

Hardcover | April 28, 2003

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Writing as Resistance charts the inner workings of apartheid, through the encounters- imprisonment, exile, and homecoming- that crucially defined its violent reign and ultimate overthrow. Author Paul Gready demonstrates the transformative nature of autobiographical narrative as resistance in the context of political struggle. This multidisciplinary study addresses a range of important contemporary topics: migration, postcolonialism, globalization, nationalism, human rights, and political democratization, among others. While informed by the work of South African writers- including Breytenbach, Coetzee, First, Krog, Modisane, and Serote- and adding to the literature on the apartheid era, this book speaks to all cultures of violence. With this important work Gready sheds new light on the relationship between violence and creativity.
Paul Gready is a lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
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Title:Writing as Resistance: Life Stories of Imprisonment, Exile, and Homecoming from Apartheid South…Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.34 × 6.2 × 1.27 inPublished:April 28, 2003Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739105957

ISBN - 13:9780739105955

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Detention and Imprisonment Chapter 2 The Worlds of Dentention and Imprisonment Chapter 3 Rewriting the Prison, Rewriting the Nation Chapter 4 The Body and/in Space Chapter 5 Legal and Literary Narrative on the Space of Death Part 6 Exile and Homecoming Chapter 7 Situating Exile: Post-Colonialism, Globalization, Nationalism Chapter 8 Exile as a Space of Death: The Individual (William "Bloke" Modisane) and the Organization (the ANC) Chapter 9 Exiles, Migrants, Expatriates: The Life Stories of Breyten Breytenbach and Dan Jacobson as Creative Journeys Chapter 10 Home and Homecoming Part 11 Witness Chapter 12 The Witness: Imprisonment and Exile as Symbol

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. . . .Gready's work is excellent, providing a strong combination of psychological insight and literary analysis.. . . An excellent presentation of the variety of reactions and provides a fascinating perspective on the many members of the government who are themselves returnees from various exiles. Strongly recommended.