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Ons Kom Van Vêr - Bydraes Oor Bruin Afrikaanssprekendes Se Rol In Die Ontwikkeling Van Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback): W.A.M.... Ons Kom Van Vêr - Bydraes Oor Bruin Afrikaanssprekendes Se Rol In Die Ontwikkeling Van Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
W.A.M. Carstens, Michael le Cordeur 1
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Die gesprek oor Afrikaans en die bruin mense wat die skrywers in hierdie boek aanroer, is tydig in die opsig dat ná al die ambivalensie oor die Afrikaans van ons hart en die onverkwiklike manier waarop ons in hierdie taal verdruk en misken is, ons ons vry heid gekry het – wat ook verantwoordelikheid meebring om minstens onder mekaar klaarheid te vind oor wat nou vorentoe met ons taal moet gebeur.

Dit is onomstootlik so dat ons as bruin mense die aard van die Khoisan en swart African met ons saamdra. Dit is net so waar dat ons ook Europees in die Anglosaksiese sin van die woord is. Ons is tewens ook trots bewus van ons Asiatiese herkoms. Afrikaans is ook die taal van ons slawevoorouers.

Ons moet al hierdie tradisies vir onsself toe-eien.

The Gods Who Send Us Gifts - An Anthology Of African Short Stories (Paperback): Ivor Agyeman-Duah The Gods Who Send Us Gifts - An Anthology Of African Short Stories (Paperback)
Ivor Agyeman-Duah; Foreword by Wole Soyinka, Baroness Amos
R338 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This anthology marks the 55th anniversary of the historic 1962 Makerere Conference of African Literature in Uganda bringing together post-independence African writers many of whom would go on to play major roles in defining Africa’s literary history.

One of them wrote; “we were amazed that fate had entrusted us with the task of interpreting a continent to the world.”

Those who gathered included the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, JP Clark, Kofi Awoonor, Frances Ademola, Cameron Doudu, Lewis Nkosi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Bloke Modisane, the African American writer Langton Hughes et al. Fifty-five years on, many have joined the ancestors but there are a few survivors who attended the launch of this Anthology at SOAS in London on 28th October 2017.

Introduction To English Literary Studies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): D Byrne, G. Kane, R. Scheepers Introduction To English Literary Studies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
D Byrne, G. Kane, R. Scheepers 2
R325 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R23 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The third edition of Introduction To English Literary Studies, previously published as Selves and Others, is a guide on how to approach, engage with, and write about literature. Structured into chapters that deal with reading and writing, poetry, narrative, and drama, the book enables students to become successful critical readers of English literature.

The book offers an integrated, progressive introduction to the study of literature in English, creative writing, and literary genres. Critical literacy exercises help students engage with literary concepts and develop their thinking skills. Margin glosses explain difficult terms, while information boxes provide additional contextual information or pose self-reflective questions.

Introduction To English Literary Studies is written for university and university of technology students taking first-year courses in literature and creative writing. It is ideal for both face-to-face and distance education courses.

Decolonising the Mind - The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback): Ngugi wa Thiong'o Decolonising the Mind - The Politics of Language in African Literature (Paperback)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o 1
R410 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R32 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ngugi describes this book as 'a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in teaching of literature.' East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda): EAEP

Race, Nation, Translation - South African Essays, 1990-2013 (Paperback): Zoe Wicomb Race, Nation, Translation - South African Essays, 1990-2013 (Paperback)
Zoe Wicomb; Edited by Andrew Van Der Vlies
R380 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The most significant nonfiction writings of Zoë Wicomb, one of South Africa’s leading authors and intellectuals, are collected here for the first time in a single volume.

This compilation features critical essays on the works of such prominent South African writers as Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Njabulo Ndebele, and J.M. Coetzee, as well as writings on gender politics, race, identity, visual art, sexuality and a wide range of other cultural and political topics. Also included are a reflection on Nelson Mandela and a revealing interview with Wicomb.

In these essays, written between 1990 and 2013, Wicomb offers insight on her nation’s history, policies, and people. In a world in which nationalist rhetoric is on the rise and diversity and pluralism are the declared enemies of right-wing populist movements, her essays speak powerfully to a wide range of international issues.

Written Under The Skin - Blood And Intergenerational Memory In South Africa (Paperback): Written Under The Skin - Blood And Intergenerational Memory In South Africa (Paperback)
R350 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A younger generation of South Africans are developing important and innovative ways of understanding South Africa’s past, challenging narratives that have, over the last decades, been informed by notions of forgiveness and reconciliation. Carli Coetzee uses the image of history-rich blood to explore these approaches to intergenerational memory. In this book, she revisits older archives and analyses contemporary South African cultural and literary forms.

The emphasis on blood challenges the privileged status skin has had as an explanatory category in thinking about identity. Instead, Coetzee emphasises intergenerational transfer and continuity. She argues that a younger generation is contesting the terms through which to understand contemporary South Africa and interpreting the legacies of the past that remain under the visible layer of skin.

The chapters each concern blood: Mandela’s prison cell as laboratory for producing bloodless freedom, the kinship relations created and resisted in accounts of Eugene de Kock in prison, Ruth First’s concern with information leaks in her accounts of her time in prison, the first human-to-human heart transplant and its relation to racialised attempts to salvage white identity, the #Fallist moment, the Abantu Book Festival, and activist scholarship and creative art works that use blood as a trope for thinking about change and continuity.

Sol Plaatje - A life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876-1932 (Paperback): Brian Willan Sol Plaatje - A life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje 1876-1932 (Paperback)
Brian Willan
R380 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sol Plaatje is celebrated as one of South Africa’s most accomplished political and literary figures. A pioneer in the history of the black press, editor of several newspapers, he was one of the founders of the African National Congress in 1912, led its campaign against the notorious Natives Land Act of 1913, and twice travelled overseas to represent the interests of his people. He wrote a number of books, including – in English – Native Life in South Africa (1916), a powerful denunciation of the Land Act and the policies that led to it, and a pioneering novel, Mhudi (1930). Years after his death his diary of the siege of Mafeking was retrieved and published, providing a unique view of one of the best known episodes of the South African War of 1899–1902. At the same time Plaatje was a proud Morolong, fascinated by his people’s history. He was dedicated to Setswana, and set out to preserve its traditions and oral forms so as to create a written literature. He translated a number of Shakespeare’s plays into Setswana, the first in any African language, collected proverbs and stories, and even worked on a new dictionary. He fought long battles with those who thought they knew better over the particular form its orthography should take. This book tells the story of Plaatje’s remarkable life, setting it in the context of the changes that overtook South Africa during his lifetime, and the huge obstacles he had to overcome. It draws upon extensive new research in archives in southern Africa, Europe and the US, as well as an expanding scholarship on Plaatje and his writings. This biography sheds new light not only on Plaatje’s struggles and achievements but upon his personal life and his relationships with his wife and family, friends and supporters. It pays special attention to his formative years, looking to his roots in chiefly societies, his education and upbringing on a German-run mission, and his exposure to the legal and political ideas of the nineteenth-century Cape Colony as key factors in inspiring and sustaining a life of more or less ceaseless endeavour.

Oxford Literature Companions: The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback): Su Fielder Oxford Literature Companions: The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback)
Su Fielder
R254 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R15 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster and is suitable for the most recent AS/A level specifications.

North Carolina Literary Review, Number 28, 2019 (Paperback): Margaret D. Bauer North Carolina Literary Review, Number 28, 2019 (Paperback)
Margaret D. Bauer
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The North Carolina Literary Review has included African American writers of North Carolina since the first issue, but the 2019 issue features North Carolina African American Literature, from award-winning contemporary fiction writer Stephanie Powell Watts back to the enslaved poet George Moses Horton. In between, readers will find interviews with novelist Jason Mott, poet Glenis Redmond, and 2018 North Carolina Hall of Fame inductee Randall Kenan; poetry by Redmond, L. Teresa Church, Kevin Dublin, and Amber Flora Thomas; and essays on C. Eric Lincoln, Charles Chesnutt, and Harriet Jacobs. Among the scholars analyzing these writers is Dr. Trudier Harris, formerly the J. Carlyle Sitterson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina, now University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Alabama. Throughout this section, content is complemented by African American art of North Carolina, including works by the late John Biggers and Ivey Hayes and contemporary artists like Monique Luck and Antoine Williams. Rebecca Duncan and Lyn Triplett reintroduce journalist-poet Zoe Kincaid Brockman in the Flashbacks section of the issue, which also includes poetry by James Applewhite and the winning poem of the 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition by Catherine Carter, and an essay on and a recollection of. The North Carolina Miscellany section includes the winning essay in NCLR's 2018 Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize competition by Nancy Werking Poling, the winning essay of the North Carolina Humanities Council's 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award by Jennifer Brown, and the second place Applewhite Prize poem by Sally Thomas. More finalists from NCLR's 2018 James Applewhite Poetry Prize competition can be found throughout the issue. This issue is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia (Paperback): Craig Amason, Sarah Gordon A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia (Paperback)
Craig Amason, Sarah Gordon; Contributions by Ralph Marquez; Index compiled by Dona B. Roell; Photographs by Joe McTyre, …
R497 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Flannery O'Connor spent most of her life in Georgia. Most of O'Connor's fiction is also set in the state, in locales rich in symbolism and the ambience of southern rural and small-town life. Filled with contemporary and historical photos, this guide introduces O'Connor's readers to the places where the great writer lived and worked--places whose features and details sometimes found their way into her fiction.

The guide describes such places as O'Connor's childhood home in Savannah; the Governor's Mansion, Cline House, and Central State Hospital in Milledgeville; and the family farm, Andalusia. Numerous facts about O'Connor and the people closest to her are woven into the site descriptions, as are critical observations about her Catholicism, her acute sense of character and place, and her fierce sense of humor.

Features include: More than fifty full-color contemporary photographs and numerous black-and-white historical imagesAn overview and chronology of O'Connor's life and legacyMaps to sites in Savannah, Milledgeville, and the house and grounds at AndalusiaDiscussions of O'Connor's life and writingsListing of O'Connor's works and suggestions for further reading

All author royalties from sales of the guide will be donated to the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation.

Weatherland - Writers and Artists under English Skies (Paperback): Alexandra Harris Weatherland - Writers and Artists under English Skies (Paperback)
Alexandra Harris 1
R326 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Writers and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the 14th century to John Piper in the 20th, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things and woven them into their novels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harris's subject is not the weather itself, but the weather as it is daily recreated in the human imagination. She builds her remarkable story from small evocative details and catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one... Weatherland is both a sweeping panorama of cultural climates on the move and a richly illustrated, intimate account - for although weather is vast, it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually; as Harris cleverly reveals, it is at the very heart of English life and culture.

An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature (Paperback): Ansgar Nunning, Vera Nunning An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature (Paperback)
Ansgar Nunning, Vera Nunning
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Breyten Breytenbach - A Monologue in Two Voices (Paperback): Sandra Saayman Breyten Breytenbach - A Monologue in Two Voices (Paperback)
Sandra Saayman
R300 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Although isolated and detailed analyses of individual texts and paintings form the basis of our scholarly engagement with literature and painting, the simultaneous consideration of text and image yields a richer appreciation of the multi-facetted work of writer and painter, Breyten Breytenbach. This book argues that writing and painting form two manifestations of one and the same creative force, and should be read as such. His imaginary world finds expression in the sister arts, linked in western culture since antiquity: Ut pictura poesis, poetry is like painting. And, by extension, painting is like poetry. Yet, internationally, the substantial body of academic analyses of Breyten Breytenbach’s oeuvre pays scant attention to his painting, limiting our knowledge. If the lines “the hospitals of Paris are crammed with pasty people/standing at the windows making threatening gestures/like the angels in the furnace” will be immediately recognised by any Breytenbach scholar, a major work like L’attrape-pigeon, painted in prison in spite of the formal prohibition on painting, is unknown and would be recognised as a work by Breytenbach by very few (and the story of how the painting got to be made in prison, also remains to be told). The Breytenbach scholar’s musee imaginaire, the museum of works of art that can be called up by the mind’s eye, is regrettably poor. It is my conviction that, in engaging with Breytenbach’s oeuvre, his poems, works of fiction or essays are not more important than his paintings. This would imply that, in spite of the presence of his poetry and prose in school and university syllabi, in spite of the numerous theses on university library bookshelves and in spite of the growing body of literary criticism, his oeuvre has been only partially read, precisely because his painterly oeuvre is not taken into account.

Verbintenis en Venster: Deel 1 - Die Nederlandstalige Letterkunde van Aanvang tot Hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in... Verbintenis en Venster: Deel 1 - Die Nederlandstalige Letterkunde van Aanvang tot Hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
H.P. van Coller
R530 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R68 (13%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Verbintenis en venster. Die Nederlandstalige letterkunde van aanvang tot hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in Afrikaans is die eerste nuwe Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis van die Nederlands(talige) letterkunde in dertig jaar. Dit is 'n literatuurgeskiedenis vir die Afrikaanse student en dosent van die Nederlandstalige letterkunde en geinteresseerde leek.

Verbintenis en Venster: Deel 2 - Die Nederlandstalige Letterkunde van Aanvang tot Hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in... Verbintenis en Venster: Deel 2 - Die Nederlandstalige Letterkunde van Aanvang tot Hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in Afrikaans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
H.P. van Coller
R710 R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Save R103 (15%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Verbintenis en venster. Die Nederlandstalige letterkunde van aanvang tot hede - 'n Literatuurgeskiedenis in Afrikaans is die eerste nuwe Afrikaanse literatuurgeskiedenis van die Nederlands(talige) letterkunde in dertig jaar. Dit is 'n literatuurgeskiedenis vir die Afrikaanse student en dosent van die Nederlandstalige letterkunde en geinteresseerde leek.

Voices of liberation - 6 volume set (Paperback): Gerald Pillay, Don Pinnock, Greg Houston, James Ngculu, Leo Zeilig, Derek Hook Voices of liberation - 6 volume set (Paperback)
Gerald Pillay, Don Pinnock, Greg Houston, James Ngculu, Leo Zeilig, …
R495 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This six-volume Voices of Liberation series book set is a celebration of lives and writings of South African and African liberation activists and heroes. Each book provides human, social and literary contexts of the subject, with critical resonance to where we come from, who we are, as a nation, and how we can choose to shape our destiny. This series invites the contemporary reader to ensure that the debates and values that shaped the liberation movement are not lost, by providing access to their thoughts and writings, and engaging directly with the rich history of the struggle for democracy, to discover where we come from and to explore how we, too, can choose our destiny. Books in this set are: Voices of Liberation: Albert Luthuli by Gerald Pillay. Albert Luthuli was a teacher, activist, a lay preacher, and a politician. He was the president of the African National Congress from 1952 until his accidental death. Voices of Liberation: Ruth First by Don Pinnock. Ruth First was an anti-apartheid South African activist and a scholar. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she in exile from South Africa. Voices of Liberation: Patrice Lumumba by Leo Zeilig. Patrice Lumumba was a Congolese politician and independence leader, who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of Congo, after Congo was liberated into an independent republic from Belgium. Voices of Liberation: Chris Hani by Greg Houston & James Ngculu. Chris Hani was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto weSizwe. He was a fierce opponent of the apartheid government, and was assassinated on 10 April 1993. Voices of Liberation: Frantz Fanon by Leo Zeilig. Frantz Fanon was an activist, philosopher, and psychiatrist whose work shaped the late 20th century critical anthropology in Europe and North America. Voices of Liberation: Steve Biko by Derek Hook. Steve Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.

The Missionary Sutras: The Forty-Two Paragraph Sutra & Eight Realizations of Mahasattva Sutra (Paperback): Red Pine The Missionary Sutras: The Forty-Two Paragraph Sutra & Eight Realizations of Mahasattva Sutra (Paperback)
Red Pine
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Climbing Higher - Sindiwe Magona (Paperback): Dianne Shober Climbing Higher - Sindiwe Magona (Paperback)
Dianne Shober
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

The primary aim of this book is to create a literary biography of Sindiwe Magona, a significant black South African woman, whose writings act as a testimony, a historical record, an appeal, and an invitation to experience a culture, literary style and language marginalized by colonization. Magona 's works provide us with a window to the soul of the beleaguered domestic (Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night), the impoverished single parent (To My Children 's Children), the struggling black woman educator and activist (Forced to Grow), the anguished mother (Mother to Mother), the rape victim (Vukani!), the successful African professional woman battling cultural and patriarchal sexual restrictions that may result in AIDS infection, female subjective states relevant to both the old and new South Africa. The trope of bridge building is a new perspective on her work, which elucidates the current intellectual interest in the literary crossings of the local and global.This publication examines the genre of life writing which validates someone 's lived experiences, provides representation for others enduring similar oppression, and instructs the uninformed about a unique life. The author 's autobiographies, plays, poems, short stories, published and unpublished novels are analyzed through an African feminist lens allowing her literature to reflect their contextualized and localized content.This is a literary biography that places the author and her works within the political and socio-economic framework in which they were written and published. Although consideration is given to her twenty years of voluntary exile, when she lived and worked in New York for the media department of the United Nations translating and disseminating information from South Africa to the world about the oppression of the apartheid regime, special attention is be paid to the nature and impact of her oral and literary voice on the South African and global community as she explicates the issues facing black African women.

How To Interpret Literature - Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Robert Dale... How To Interpret Literature - Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Robert Dale Parker
R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Third Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory. The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, this text provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those often omitted from other texts. It is also the only up-to-date survey of literary theory that devotes extensive treatment to Queer Theory and Postcolonial and Race Studies. How to Interpret Literature is ideal as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with an anthology of primary readings such as Robert Dale Parker's Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies.
Distinctive Features
* A conversational and engaging tone that speaks directly to today's students
* Wider coverage than any book of its kind
* A rich assortment of pedagogical features (charts, text boxes, photos, and suggestions for further reading)

Dogs in Southern African literatures (Paperback): Dan Wylie, Joan-Mari Barendse Dogs in Southern African literatures (Paperback)
Dan Wylie, Joan-Mari Barendse
R220 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R25 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Where are the dogs in southern African literature? The short answer is: everywhere, if you keep looking. Few texts centralise them, but they appear everywhere in the corners of people's lives: pets walking alongside, strays in the alleys, accompanying policemen, at the dog shows, outhunting, guarding gates. There are also the related canids- jackals, hyenas, wolves-making real and symbolic appearances. Dogs have always been with us, friends and foes in equal measure. This is the first collection of studies on dogs in southern African literatures. The essays range across many dogs' roles: as guides and guards, as victims and threats. They appear in thrillers and short stories. Their complex relations with colonialism and indigeneity are explored, in novels and poetry, in English as well as Shona and Afrikaans. Comparative perspectives are opened up in articles treating French and Russian parallels. This volume aims to start a serious conversation about, and acknowledgement of, the important place dogs have in our society.

The Postcolonial Animal - African Literature and Posthuman Ethics (Paperback): Evan Maina Mwangi The Postcolonial Animal - African Literature and Posthuman Ethics (Paperback)
Evan Maina Mwangi
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite the central role that animals play in African writing and daily life, African literature and African thinkers remain conspicuously absent from the field of animal studies. The Postcolonial Animal: African Literature and Posthuman Ethics demonstrates the importance of African writing to animal studies by analyzing how postcolonial African writing-including folktales, religion, philosophy, and anticolonial movements-has been mobilized to call for humane treatment of nonhuman others. Mwangi illustrates how African authors grapple with the possibility of an alternative to eating meat, and how they present postcolonial animal-consuming cultures as shifting toward an embrace of cultural and political practices that avoid the use of animals and minimize animal suffering. The Postcolonial Animal analyzes texts that imagine a world where animals are not abused or used as a source of food, clothing, or labor, and that offer instruction in how we might act responsibly and how we should relate to others-both human and nonhuman-in order to ensure a world free of oppression. The result is an equitable world where even those who are utterly foreign to us are accorded respect and where we recognize the rights of all marginalized groups.

Drummer hodge - The poetry of the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902) (Hardcover, 2nd ed): Malvern van Wyk Smith Drummer hodge - The poetry of the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902) (Hardcover, 2nd ed)
Malvern van Wyk Smith
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, fought between the pride of the British Empire at the height of its world-wide power and two small rural republics at the tip of Africa, provoked remarkably vehement reactions not only in Britain, but all round the world. Much of this reaction was expressed in verse, most of it subliterary, but some of it such as Hardy’s ‘Drummer Hodge’, putting forward a view of war more akin to Owen’s ‘Futility’ than Tennyson’s ‘The Change of the Light Brigade’. The first chapter of Drummer Hodge traces the growth of pacifist attitudes to war and the compassionate treatment of soldiering in the course of the nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters deal with the imperial theme (much questioned at this time) in Boer War verse; the contributions of writers such as Newbolt, Hardy, Kipling, and AE Housman, as well as that of numerous soldier poets; the effect of the war on the literature of the Boers; Boer war poetry from the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world; and the literary results of the enormous pro-Boer movement in France, Germany and Holland: countries in which the Boer republics were seen as images of a rural simplicity and patriarchal integrity lost in Europe. The work is based on research completed over many years in libraries in South Africa, Britain, France, Germany and Holland, and constitutes an exercise in the comparative history of nineteenth-century English and European war poetry on a scale probably not attempted before.

Die wereld van die storie (Afrikaans, Paperback): Willie Burger Die wereld van die storie (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Willie Burger
R190 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R21 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Agter hierdie boek le die verwondering oor ons vermoe om stip na letters op papier te kyk en dan te ervaar dat ons 'n ander wereld betree. Hoe kry ons dit reg om na aanleiding van die woorde wat ons lees, nie alleen inligting te bekom nie, maar 'n hele wereld tot stand te verbeel en daarheen te reis? Wat is die rol van die teks hierin? Wat is die rol van die leser? Waarom doen ons dit? Hoe help 'n begrip van ons reise na storiewerelde om ons "leefwereld" beter te verstaan? 'n Fokus op die werelde van stories maak dit moontlik om tekste krities binne hulle kontekste te lees, sonder om die spesifiekheid van elke teks te verwaarloos of om die betowering van storiewerelde te verloor. Willie Burger is professor in Afrikaanse letterkunde aan die Universiteit van Pretoria. Hy is die outeur van talle navorsingsartikels in verskeie akademiese tydskrifte en was ook as redakteur by publikasies oor vooraanstaande Afrikaanse skrywers betrokke: Sluiswagter by die dam van stemme (2002 - saam met Helize van Vuuren) oor Karel Schoeman; Die oop gesprek (2006) oor N.P. van Wyk Louw; en Contrary: Critical responses to the novels of Andre Brink (2013 - saam met Karina Szczurek). Willie het die Caxton Excellence Award in 2015 vir sy resensies in Vrouekeur ontvang, en in 2016 die kykNet-Rapport-toekenning as "Boekresensent van die jaar". Met sy resensies en rubrieke oor die letterkunde in verskeie populere publikasies probeer hy om literere navorsing ook buite die grense van die akademie te versprei.

Senegal Abroad - Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries (Paperback): Maya Angela Smith Senegal Abroad - Linguistic Borders, Racial Formations, and Diasporic Imaginaries (Paperback)
Maya Angela Smith
R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Senegal Abroad explores the fascinating role of language in national, transnational, postcolonial, racial, and migrant identities. Capturing the experiences of Senegalese in Paris, Rome, and New York, it depicts how they make sense of who they are-and how they fit into their communities, countries, and the larger global Senegalese diaspora. Drawing on extensive interviews with a wide range of emigrants as well as people of Senegalese heritage, Maya Angela Smith contends that they shape their identity as they purposefully switch between languages and structure their discourse. The Senegalese are notable, Smith suggests, both in their capacity for movement and in their multifaceted approach to language. She finds that, although the emigrants she interviews express complicated relationships to the multiple languages they speak and the places they inhabit, they also convey pleasure in both travel and language. Offering a mix of poignant, funny, reflexive, introspective, and witty stories, they blur the lines between the utility and pleasure of language, allowing a more nuanced understanding of why and how Senegalese move.

Borderlands Saints - Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture (Hardcover, New): Desiree A. Martin Borderlands Saints - Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture (Hardcover, New)
Desiree A. Martin
R3,073 Discovery Miles 30 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Borderlands Saints," Desiree A. Martin examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho Villa, Cesar Chavez, Subcomandante Marcos, and Santa Muerte, she traces the intersections of these figures, their devotees, artistic representations, and dominant institutions with an eye for the ways in which such unofficial saints mirror traditional spiritual practices and serve specific cultural needs.
Popular spirituality of this kind engages the use and exchange of relics, faith healing, pilgrimages, and spirit possession, exemplifying the contradictions between high and popular culture, human and divine, and secular and sacred. Martin focuses upon a wide range of Mexican and Chicano/a cultural works drawn from the nineteenth century to the present, covering such diverse genres as the novel, the communique, drama, the essay or cronica, film, and contemporary digital media. She argues that spiritual practice is often represented as narrative, while narrative--whether literary, historical, visual, or oral--may modify or even function as devotional practice.

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