South Africa in the Global Imaginary

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Leon De Kock, Louise Bethlehem, Sonja Laden
University of South Africa Press, 2004 - Architecture - 298 pages
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"Sister outsiders" draws attention to a neglected corpus of writing in South African literary criticism. The focus is on the exclusion of Indian women's writings in South Africa, which must be seen as a dimension of the larger exclusion of women's writings, white and black, from South African literature in general. The book provides an historical account of the events that contributed to the marginalisation of black literature - specifically Indian women's literature - amongst other things, the institutionalisation of English Studies which affected the reading and reception of texts written by Indian women, and the contstruction of an indigenous English literary tradition that did not include black writers as much as it did white writers of English descent, writing about South African experiences.

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Museum Display and
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The CapetoCairo Imaginary
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The Rhetoric of Urgency
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About the author (2004)

Leon de Kock is Professor of English at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.Louise Bethlehem is Lecturer in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Research Fellow of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.Sonja Laden is a Research Affiliate of Culture, Communication and Media Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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