LOSING THE PLOT, crime, reality and fiction in postapartheid writing

: de Kock (L.)

R 380.00
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277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016


Leon de Kock's analysis of post-apartheid South African writing.

"De Kock has a strong story to tell about writing in the postapartheid era and, more so, the 'post-postapartheid' era, the period in which the high expectations of 1994 and the golden era of the Mandela presidency turned sour. It is detailed, lively, and full of sharp observation." Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York

"De Kock is concerned both with drawing lines of continuity and mapping trajectories of difference between apartheid and postapartheid fiction...He makes a substantial intervention in the field of South African literary and cultural studies." Harry Garuba, Associate Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town

Leon de Kock is Senior Research Associate in the Department of English at the University of Johannesburg.