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  • Students’ navigation of the uncharted territories of academic writing 

    Bharuthram, Sharita; McKenna, Sioux (Rhodes University) (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    Many students enter tertiary education unfamiliar with the ‘norms and conventions’ of their disciplines. Research into academic literacies has shown that in order to succeed in their studies, students are expected to ...
  • The taint of the censor: J.M. Coetzee and the making of In the Heart of the Country 

    Wittenberg, Hermann (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 ...
  • Towards an archaeology of Dusklands 

    Wittenberg, Hermann (Institute for the Study of English in Africa, 2011)
    This essay seeks to explore the question of origins: the beginnings of the literary career of arguably South Africa's most significant author, and the development of a form of authorship that was, at its inception, situated ...
  • When orature becomes literature: Somali oral poetry and folktales in Somali novels 

    Moolla, Fiona F. (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012)
    The article discusses Somali literature, with particular focus given to the influence of Somali oral poetry and folk tales on modern novels. The difference between the concepts of orature and oral literature is examined, ...
  • Wilhelm Bleek and the Khoisan imagination: a study of censorship, genocide and colonial science 

    Wittenberg, Hermann (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 ...