The Problem of Identity: South Africa, Storytelling, and Literary History

@article{Chapman1998ThePO,
  title={The Problem of Identity: South Africa, Storytelling, and Literary History},
  author={M. Chapman},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={1998},
  volume={29},
  pages={85 - 99}
}
  • M. Chapman
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • New Literary History
  • Commission with families and friends recollecting those who were bludgeoned to death by the forces of the racist state? A single-authored literary history, Southern African Literatures covers work from the expression of stone-age Bushmen to that of writers such as Gordimer, Brink, Breytenbach, and Coetzee. In considering the questions of what constitutes a usable past, what value may be assigned to traditional, elite, and popular forms, generally how after apartheid one might understand the… CONTINUE READING
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