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The Lion on the Freeway

A Thematic Introduction to Contemporary South African Literature in English

by Theodore F. Sheckels, Jr. (Author)
Monographs XXI, 250 Pages

Summary

The Lion on the Freeway is a thematic introduction to post-1950 South African English literature. After examining the nation's political history and four earlier landmark works, the study examines the oppressed peoples' «moods», ranging from loving to attacking; the oppressors' «attitudes», ranging from ignorance to action; and the contradictory forecasts the literature offers for South Africa. The study scrutinizes works in numerous genres by thirty-one authors (8 white; 23 non-white). Among them are J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Dennis Brutus, Bessie Head, Mazisi Kunene, Oswald Mtshali, and Mongane Wally Serote.

Details

Pages
XXI, 250
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820448879
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1996. XXI, 250 pp.

Biographical notes

Theodore F. Sheckels, Jr. (Author)

The Author: Theodore F. Sheckels, Jr. is Professor of English at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. The author of Debating: Applied Rhetorical Theory, he has published widely in journals in the fields of rhetoric, speech communication, and English Canadian literature.

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