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Rendering Things Visible : Essays S African Literary Culture, Hardback Book

Rendering Things Visible : Essays S African Literary Culture Hardback


Much recent critical practice, sharpened by an engagement with theory, has questioned conventional notions about literature.

There has been a tendency to democratize our understanding of literature, so as to include a wide range of cultural practices that might formerly have been excluded from literary-critical concern.

In addition, more attention is being paid to the conditions surrounding literary production and teaching. Critical projects of this kind have a particular urgency and relevance in South Africa today.

The country is characterized by processes of repression and democratic struggle.

Debates about South African literature take place within a context where there are intimate links between political and literary discourses.

The essays in this book reveal the complex and arguably inevitable politicization of South African literary culture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780821409886

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