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Title:Beyond 2000: South African literature today
Editors:Chapman, MichaelISNI
Lenta, MargaretISNI
Periodical:Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (ISSN 2159-9130)
Geographic term:South Africa
About persons:Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)
Anna Elizabeth Krog (1952-)ISNI
Ivan Vladislavic (1957-)ISNI
Ingrid Winterbach (1948-)
Abstract:This double issue of 'Current Writing', marking its 21st year of publication, offers a series of articles which survey the various fields of South African writing in the decade since 2000. The arrangement is broadly generic: fiction, poetry, autobiography, and drama precede essays on conceptual or thematic topics. The editors suggest that a critical concern with difference in the 1990s has shifted more recently to a concern with connection. Contributions: Preface: 21 years of 'Current Writing' (Margaret Lenta); Introduction: conjectures on South African literature (Michael Chapman); Judging new 'South African' fiction in the transnational moment (Leon de Kock); Expanding 'South Africanness': debut novels (Margaret Lenta); A change of thinking: white women's writing (Eva Hunter); Picturing the African diaspora in recent fiction (J.U. Jacobs); Nadine Gordimer: getting a life after apartheid (Ileana Dimitriu); Ivan Vladislavic and what-what: among writers, readers and 'other odds, sods and marginals' (Sally-Ann Murray); Ingrid Winterbach: novelist (interview); 'Sequestered from the winds of history': poetry and politics beyond 2000 (Michael Chapman); Afrikaans poetry: new voices (Marius Crous); Antjie Krog: towards a syncretic identity (Helize van Vuuren); South African theatre beyond 2000: theatricalising the unspeakable (Marcia Blumberg); '...to remember is like starting to see': South African life stories today (Annie Gagiano); Healing the wounds of history: South African Indian writing (Devarakshanam Betty Govinden); New beginnings in Zulu literature (Nhlanhla Mathonsi and Gugu Mazibuko); Postcolonial pomosexuality: queer/alternative fiction after 'Disgrace' (Cheryl Stobie); The nonhuman animal and Levinasian otherness: contemporary narratives and criticism (Wendy Woodward). [ASC Leiden abstract]