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“Modern prophets, produce a new bible”: Christianity, Africanness and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho
(Southern African Literature and Culture Centre, UKZN, 2008)
In this article I consider how one might approach the apparently singular figure of Nontsizi Mgqwetho, a Xhosa woman who produced an extraordinary series of Christian izibongo in newspapers in the 1920s: through what ...
Alan Paton’s writing for the stage: towards a non-racial South African theatre
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2007)
Introduction: It would not be an exaggeration to assert that no South African playwright in the 1950s and 1960s received as much international attention and recognition as Alan Paton, until eclipsed by Athol Fugard’s ...
Alan Paton’s sublime: race, landscape and the transcendence of the liberal imagination
(University of KwaZulu Natal, 2005)
This article develops a postcolonial reading of the sublime by suggesting that aesthetic theories of the sublime were, in their classical philosophical formulations by Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant, founded on problematic ...
The taint of the censor: J.M. Coetzee and the making of In the Heart of the Country
(Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University, 2008)
With the publication of In the Heart of the Country by the London publisher Secker & Warburg in 1977, J. M. Coetzee had achieved international recognition for his second novel, transcending the narrow national literary ...
'This thing called reconciliation…' Forgiveness as part of an interconnectedness-towards-wholeness
(Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2008)
Regular reference is made, within the discourse around the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to the fact that ubuntu, an indigenous world view, played a role in the process. This paper tries to show that ...
Complicit refugees, cosmopolitans and xenophobia: Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner' and Romesh Gunesekera's 'Reef' in conversation with texts on xenophobia in South Africa
(Common Ground, 2008)
In the aftermath of the brutal xenophobic attacks in parts of South Africa against 'other' Africans between March and May this year, a fairly sustained (if repetitive) public debate has emerged in the local press. The aim ...