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At the fault line - Writing white in South African literary journalism (Paperback): Claire Scott

At the fault line - Writing white in South African literary journalism (Paperback)

Claire Scott

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Social identities within post-apartheid South Africa remain highly contested with issues of race and racism often dominating the national discourse. In order to find their place within the national narrative, white South Africans need to re-think their stories, re-define their positions in society and re-imagine their own narratives of identity and belonging. By exploring whiteness and white identity through the lens of literary journalism, this book reflects on ways in which writers use the uncertainties and contradictions inherent in this genre to reveal the complexities of white identity formation and negotiation within contemporary society. Authors such as Rian Malan (My Traitor's Heart), Antjie Krog (Country of My Skull and Begging to Be Black), Jonny Steinberg (Midlands) and Kevin Bloom (Ways of Staying) are writing at times of political and social flux. By working at the fault line of literature and journalism, these literary journalists not only mirror the volatility of their social setting but also endeavour to find new narrative forms, revealing the inherent anxiety and possibility of whiteness in contemporary South Africa.

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Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: April 2018
Authors: Claire Scott
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-394-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Novels, other prose & writers > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > From 1900 > Reportage & collected journalism
LSN: 1-86914-394-9
Barcode: 9781869143947

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