Between Tinseltown and Sophiatown: The Double Temporality of Popular Culture in the Autobiographical Cultural Memory of Bloke Modisane and Miriam Makeba

  title={Between Tinseltown and Sophiatown: The Double Temporality of Popular Culture in the Autobiographical Cultural Memory of Bloke Modisane and Miriam Makeba},
  author={Kgomotso Michael Masemola},
  journal={Journal of Literary Studies},
  pages={1 - 27}
  • K. Masemola
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Art
  • Journal of Literary Studies
Summary Prompted by Paul Gilroy's question as to how active remembrance in black expressive culture is associated with a distinctive and disjunctive temporality (1993: 212), this article brings to view divided autobiographical subjectivities through the problematic, if double, temporality of Bloke Modisane's Blame Me on History (1963) and Miriam Makeba's Makeba: My Story (1988) such as they are framed between popular culture and figures of memory that straddle Tinseltown and Sophiatown. It does… 

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