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Author Nkosi, Lewis, author

Title Writing home : Lewis Nkosi on South African writing / edited by Lindy Stiebel and Michael Chapman
Published Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 277 pages)
Contents Part one. Home to exile. The fabulous decade: the fifties -- Fiction by black South Africans -- Southern Africa: protest and commitment -- Postmodernism and black writing in South Africa -- The republic of letters after the Mandela republic -- The ideology of reconciliation: its effects on South African culture -- Part two. Exile to home. Ezekiel (Es'kia) Mphahlele's The African image -- The death of Nat Nakasa -- Doing Paris with Breyten -- Athol Fugard: his work and us -- Alex La Guma: the man and his work -- The late Can Themba: an appreciation -- Herman Charles Bosman: in search of the 'true' Afrikaners! -- Nadine Gordimer's July's people (Review) -- Alan Paton's 'Ah, but your land is beautiful' (Review) -- South African fiction: writers at the barricades -- White writing: Gordimer's The essential gesture: writing, politics and places; Coetzee's White writing: on the culture of letters in South Africa -- Bloke Modisane: Blame me on history -- Nadine Gordimer at seventy-five -- How I write
Summary "The selection of ... [Nkosi's] work in this volume focuses on his critical writing on South African literature: in Part One, on the literature of his home country, generally; in Part Two, on specific writers; and, finally, on Lewis Nkosi himself. The selections are from his major out-of-print critical collections, Home and Exile (1965, enlarged edition 1983), The Transplanted Heart (1975) and Tasks and Masks (1981), as well as from magazine and journal articles."--Pages 1-2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject South African literature (English) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Chapman, Michael (Michael J. F.), editor
Stiebel, Lindy, editor
ISBN 1869143361 (electronic bk.)
9781869143367 (electronic bk.)