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States of nomadism, conditions of diaspora : studies in writing between South Africa and the United States, 1913-1936.
Using the theoretical idea of ‘writing between’ to describe the condition of the travelling subject, this study attempts to chart some of the literary, intellectual and cultural connections that exist(ed) between black ...
Culture in the public sphere : recovering a tradition of radical cultural-political debate in South Africa, 1938-1960.
This thesis is concerned with the negotiation of cultural and literary matters in South African public life during the period 1938 to 1960. While I begin with an exploration of the more 'orthodox' or 'academic' traditions ...
Nathaniel Nakasa, the journalist as autobiographer : a crisis of identity.
Nathaniel Ndazana Nakasa [1937 - 1965] was a South African journalist who reported for llanga Lase [Natal] in 1956 and 1957, for Drum magazine from 1958 to 1964 and wrote a column for the Saturday edition of the Rand Daily ...
Kof' abantu, kosal' izibongo? : contested histories of Shaka, Phungashe and Zwide in izibongo and izithakazelo.
In this dissertation, I argue that there is a pressing need in post-apartheid KwaZulu-Natal to re-assess the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century histories of the region from the perspectives of people whose ancestry was ...
Dead reckoning : an analysis of George Romero's 'Living dead' series in relation to contemporary theories of film genre and representations of race, class, culture and violence.
This thesis is an in-depth analysis of George Romero's 'Living Dead' tetralogy of films, comprising Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn ofthe-Bead (1978), Day of the Dead(\985) and Land of the Dead (2005), examined through ...
Joseph Conrad's Victory : a case study of the primary text, selected critical commentary, Natal Senior Certificate English first language examination questions and a selection of candidates' examination responses in 1990, with suggested developments in pedagogical practice.
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Translating South Africa's transition : Ivan Vladislavi*c's Missing persons in French.
This short dissertation is based on the comparative analysis of Ivan VladislaviC's short-story collection, Missing Persons (1989) and its French (Belgian) translation, Portes Disparus (1997). The thematic concerns of the ...
Truth in autobiography : a comparative study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions and Dave Eggers' A heartbreaking work of staggering genius.
This dissertation studies understandings, definitions and uses of truth in autobiography, looking specifically at Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions and Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. In order for ...
"Kasia from Honey street" : a novel in the thriller mode set in contemporary Poland.
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Social realism in Alex La Guma's longer fiction.
This thesis sets out to examine social realism in Alex La Guma's longer fiction by using Georg Lukacs's Marxist theory as a point of departure. Tracing the development in La Guma's novels in terms of a shift from critical ...