WHITE WOMEN WRITING WHITE, identity and representation in (post-) apartheid literatures of South Africa

: West (M.)

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232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009


Mary West analyses the works of selected South African women writers, examining the ways in which they have portrayed the white South African experience. Works discussed include "People Like Ourselves" by Pamela Jooste, "One Tongue Singing" by Susan Mann, "A Change of Tongue" by Antjie Krog, "Echo Location" by Karen Press, short stories by Nadine Gordimer and Marlene van Niekerk and Marianne Thamm's columns in Fair Lady magazine.

Mary West teaches in the Department of Languages and Literature at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.