Contemporary South African literature reflects a fascination with Russian and Eastern European stories of revolution and transformation as well as resistance to state oppression. In this groundbreaking book, Monica Popescu studies the formative role played by an imaginary and real Eastern Europe in literature written during and after apartheid. Reading the end of apartheid against the fall of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, she rethinks the genealogy and aims of postcolonial studies in the context both of the Cold War and of the various forms of colonial domination and resistance in South Africa.CONCLUSION. In the previous chapters I explored a cultural link almost completely overlooked in postapartheid literary studies: the formative ... It providesaclearer pictureof the cultural forcesand intertextsshaping literary and theoretical postcolonial worksduring andafterthe Cold War. ... During the previous months, hehad finished editing Revolutionary Path, a collectionofhis speechesandshorter essays.
|Title||:||South African Literature Beyond the Cold War|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-05-14|