192 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013
"For Carli Coetzee, 'accentedness' is a description for actively working towards the ending of apartheid by being aware of the legacies of the past, without attempting to empty out or gloss over the conflicts and violence that may exist under the surface...she argues that difference and disagreement can be forms of activism to bring about social change, inside and outside the teaching environment." from the back cover
"'Accented Futures' provides an analysis of a wide range of texts, including literature, university seminars and art works. The ideas explored are evocative, thought-provoking, expansive and challenging. 'Accent' indexes a nuance, an attitude, a critical reading position, a local orientation - a way of thinking about the complexities of 'home' that South Africans and others will find invaluable." Arlene Archer, Centre for Higher Education, University of Cape Town
"'Accented Futures' is a rare, courageous book that challenges teachers and knowledge-producers of all kinds to consider deeply, and critique, our own practice and context. In activist fashion, it also suggests ways in which we can all begin to do the work needed to respect and pay attention to the diverse and rich epistemologies and accents not only of contemporary South Africa, but Africa at large." Lindiwe Dovey, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Carli Coetzee is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an Associate Academic at HUMA, University of Cape Town.