A literary guide to KwaZulu-Natal, Paperback / softback Book

A literary guide to KwaZulu-Natal Paperback / softback

Description

KwaZulu-Natal is culturally rich, offering a wide range of writers - writing mainly in English and Zulu - who are linked through their lives and their writing to this province of South Africa.

The writers include, to name just a few, Alan Paton, Roy Campbell, Lewis Nkosi, Ronnie Govender, Wilbur Smith, Daphne Rooke, Credo Mutwa and Gcina Mhlophe. And how better to understand a writer than to know about the places they are linked to?

A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal introduces you to the regions and writers through word and image, leading you imaginatively through this beautiful province.

This could include following the route a fictional character charts in a novel, visiting particular settings from a story or tracking down the places linked to a writer, whether a birthplace, home, burial site or significant setting.

Literary tourists are interested in how places have influenced writing and at the same time how writing has created place.

This is also a way of reflecting upon and understanding historic and contemporary identities in a changing cultural and political South African landscape.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Full colour illustrations and photographs
  • Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781869143572

£28.50

 
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