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Wilhelm Bleek and the Khoisan imagination: a study of censorship, genocide and colonial science
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2012)
In 1864, Wilhelm Bleek published a collection of Khoi narratives titled Reynard the Fox in South Africa, or Hottentot Fables and Tales. This article critically examines this foundational event in South African literary ...
‘… The Agapanthi, Asphodels of the Negroes…’: Life-writing, landscape and race in the South African diaries and poetry of George Seferis
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
The Greek poet George Seferis (1900-1971) spent 10 months in South Africa during WWII as a senior diplomatic official attached to the Greek government in exile. Drawing on his diary entries, correspondence and poetry ...
“Then You Are a Man, My Son”: Kipling and the Zuma rape trial
(Duke University Press, 2016)
It is now a decade since Jacob Zuma, current president of South Africa, stood trial for rape, and while much writing has been generated about this trial, Judge Willem J. van der Merwe’s hypothetical supplement to Kipling’s ...
I am/am I an African? A relational reading of Diaspora and Identity in South African Fiction by J.U. Jacobs
The publication of Diaspora and Identity in South African Fiction (2016) by J.U. Jacobs is a timely intervention, in that it is the first comprehensive study of South African fiction to sustain the argument that South ...
Reading for hope: a conversation about texts and method
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
In a conversation about their shared interests, the authors discuss methodology, reading strategies, and comparative historiographies relating to the recuperation of residues of hope that linger in the wake of failed ...