AFRICAN-LANGUAGE LITERATURES, perspectives on isiZulu fiction and popular Black television series

: Mhlambi (I.J.)

R 290.00
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230 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012


"Innocentia Mhlambi's work constitutes a major intervention in the field of African-language literature. This work documents the vibrancy of post-apartheid isiZulu language literary forms whether the detective novel or television drama. By using models of popular culture formulated in relation to other parts of the continent, Mhlambi enriches our understanding of African cultural studies and isiZulu literature." Isabel Hofmeyr, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand

"It's been a while since I read an appreciation of literature and television in isiZulu with such analytical depth and finesse. It persuasively debunks the tired clichés that there is little formal innovation or thematic sophistication in works done in African languages in South Africa" Bhekizizwe Peterson, School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is a senior lecturer in the Department of African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand.