At the Fault Line: Writing White in South African Literary Journalism

Writing white in South African literary journalism
 
 
University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
  • erschienen am 1. April 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 208 Seiten
978-1-86914-394-7 (ISBN)
 
Social identities within post-apartheid South Africa remain highly contested with issues of race and racism often dominating the national discourse. In order to find their place within the national narrative, white South Africans need to re-think their stories, re-define their positions in society, and re-imagine their own narratives of identity and belonging. By exploring whiteness and white identity through the lens of literary journalism, this book reflects on ways in which writers use the uncertainties and contradictions inherent in this genre to reveal the complexities of white identity formation and negotiation within contemporary society. Authors such as Rian Malan (My Traitor's Heart), Antjie Krog (Country of My Skull and Begging to Be Black), Jonny Steinberg (Midlands) and Kevin Bloom (Ways of Staying) are writing at times of political and social flux. By working at the fault line of literature and journalism, these literary journalists not only mirror the volatility of their social setting but also endeavour to find new narrative forms, revealing the inherent anxiety and possibility of whiteness in contemporary South Africa. [Subject: Media Studies, Literary Journalism, African Studies, Sociology]
  • Englisch
  • Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal
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  • Südafrika
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
  • 367 gr
978-1-86914-394-7 (9781869143947)
1869143949 (1869143949)
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Claire Scott holds a PhD in English Studies from the University of the Western Cape and currently lectures in the department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has a keen interest in South African literary journalism, as well as representations of South African identities within popular culture.

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