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"From Jo'burg to Jozi" : a study of the writings and images of Johannesburg from 1980-2003.
The thesis examines some of the short and long fiction set in Johannesburg, which is published between approximately 1980 and 2003. The thesis examines how the residents viewed themselves, and evaluates the various social ...
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 ...
The technique of the major novels of Joseph Conrad.
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'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 ...
Creativity or control? : a study of selected Xhosa radio plays in the Apartheid years.
Although radio drama is a very popular form of the media, it is largely neglected in scholarship. As a result of this, it has been pushed into the periphery of research, thereby diminishing its value in society at large. ...
Testimony, identity and power : oral narratives of near-death experiences in the Nazarite church.
In this study I investigate the narratives of near-death experiences in the Nazarite Church as one way in which this community grapples with the question of death and the after-life. However, I am particularly interested ...
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 ...
R.K. Narayan's Malgudi novels : a critical study of theme and character.
This thesis analyses critically theme and character in the fourteen novels of R.K. Narayan, written between 1935 and 1990, and it assesses their importance in Narayan's Indian world view. It evaluates Narayan's depiction ...
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 ...