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Black Consciousness and the politics of writing the nation in South Africa

  title={Black Consciousness and the politics of writing the nation in South Africa},
  author={Tom Penfold},
Since the transition from apartheid, there has been much discussion of the possibilities for the emergence of a truly ‘national’ literature in South Africa. This thesis joins the debate by arguing that Black Consciousness, a movement that began in the late 1960s, provided the intellectual framework both for understanding how a national culture would develop and for recognising it when it emerged. Black Consciousness posited a South Africa where formerly competing cultures sat comfortably… Expand
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