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2 edition of South African literature found in the catalog.

South African literature

Manfred Nathan

South African literature

a general survey

by Manfred Nathan

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Published by Juta in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • South African literature (English) -- History and criticism

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9806 N3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1;2;11;256p.
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17265666M

    The origins of Black South African literature in English lie in the Eastern Cape. The Glasgow Missionary Society founded the school of Lovedale at Alice in the Tyume valley in and here, and at similar mission schools subsequently established at places like Healdtown, Grahamstown and Umtata, English became the primary medium of instruction.   With a focus on publishing new African writers, Black Letter Media, which was founded by Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso in , produces both print books and ebooks. Black Letter Media publishes authors not only in South Africa, but other African nations such as Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria, among others.

      A pioneer of South African literature in the most heroic sense, Tlali's work documents the trying times of black South Africans under the oppressive apartheid : Rufaro Samanga. South African literature, literary works written in South Africa or written by South Africans living in other countries. Populated by diverse ethnic and language groups, South Africa has a distinctive literature in many African languages as well as Afrikaans Afrikaans, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages).

    The Rise of the African Novel is the first book to situate South African and African-language literature of the late s through the early s in relation to the literature of decolonization that spanned the s through the s, and the contemporary generation of established and emerging continental and diaspora African writers of international renown. Precolonial literature. Examples of pre-colonial African literature are numerous. In Ethiopia, there is a substantial literature written in Ge'ez going back at least to the fourth century AD; the best-known work in this tradition is the Kebra Negast, or "Book of Kings."One popular form of traditional African folktale is the "trickster" story, in which a small animal uses its wits to survive.


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