Reading the Unspeakable: Rape in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace

  title={Reading the Unspeakable: Rape in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace},
  author={Lucy Valerie Graham},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={433 - 444}
  • L. Graham
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
Of Daphne Rooke's Mittee , J. M. Coetzee writes: 'to her credit, Rooke does not indulge in the ne plus ultra of colonial horror fantasies, the rape of a white woman' . Since he is evidently aware of the volatile nature of this subject, what compels Coetzee to portray the rape of a white woman by three black men in Disgrace? One may well ask whether ethical scriptings of interracial rape are possible in a context where representations of sexual violence, under the old regime, supported racial… 
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