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Locating the popular-democratic in South African resistance literature in English, 1970-1990.
As a conjunctural construct located between politics, society and art, the popular-democratic construes the resistance literature of the 1970s and 1980s as being expressive of an entire social movement to end oppression ...
'Who is the other woman?' : representation, alterity and ethics in the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
This dissertation analyses a number of key themes in the work of postcolonial theorist and literary critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and uses her ideas to argue for the usefulness of both deconstructive and postmodern ...
Nation-building novels : symbolism and syncrecity.
Nation-building novels are novels which attempt to weave the experiences, values and richness of a variety of cultures, language groups and social contexts into a national heritage that creates a sense ofnational identity ...
Magic realism in Zakes Mda's Ways of Dying (1995) and She Plays with the Darkness (1995).
I shall argue in this thesis that Zakes Mda's novels Ways of Dying (l995a) and She Plays with the Darkness (1995b) are magic realist texts that are representative of the hybrid nature of this literary mode. Furthermore ...
Mediating contemporary cultures : essays on some South African magazines, malls and sites of themed leisure.
In this Thesis, from the disciplinary vantage point of English Studies, I explore some of the complex meanings that may be attributed to several forms and practices of South African consumer culture: magazines, malls and ...
The identity of difference : a critical study of representations of the Bushmen.
More than any other people, the Bushmen - like the Aborigines on the Australian continent - have epitomized the sub-human other in South African historiography. My primary concern in this study will be to interrogate the ...
The politics of identity self, community and nation : autobiographies by three South Africans.
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Theorizing discourses of Zimbabwe, 1860-1900 : a Foucauldian analysis of colonial narratives.
This study seeks to understand colonial narratives of Zimbabwe 1860-1900 as a locus of transgression and opposition. I investigate the range and complexity of discourses within the imperial project open to both European male ...
Humour as "cultural reconciliation" in South African situation comedy : an ethnographic study of multicultural female viewers.
South African women of different ethnicity and background, having lived under apartheid, are now challenged by the freedoms expressed in the Bill of Rights and the new Constitution. This study, identifying the connections ...
Voices in a university : a critical exploration of black students' responses to institutional discourse.
The context for this study is the period leading up to and the four years since the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994. It is a critical exploration of black students' responses to university discourses as ...