Writing as Resistance

Writing as Resistance : Life Stories of Imprisonment, Exile, and Homecoming from Apartheid South Africa

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Writing as Resistance charts a journey through the inner workings of apartheid, through encounters- imprisonment, exile, homecoming- that crucially defined its violent reign and ultimate overthrow. This is a study of linked encounters through life stories, which provide a window between apartheid as ideology and as lived experience, and are portrayed as ultimately playing a part in transforming defeat into victory, oppression into democracy through Writing as Resistanceshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 33mm | 612.36g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739105957
  • 9780739105955

About Paul Gready

Paul Gready is a lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Detention and Imprisonment Chapter 2 The Worlds of Dentention and Imprisonment Chapter 3 Rewriting the Prison, Rewriting the Nation Chapter 4 The Body and/in Space Chapter 5 Legal and Literary Narrative on the Space of Death Part 6 Exile and Homecoming Chapter 7 Situating Exile: Post-Colonialism, Globalization, Nationalism Chapter 8 Exile as a Space of Death: The Individual (William "Bloke" Modisane) and the Organization (the ANC) Chapter 9 Exiles, Migrants, Expatriates: The Life Stories of Breyten Breytenbach and Dan Jacobson as Creative Journeys Chapter 10 Home and Homecoming Part 11 Witness Chapter 12 The Witness: Imprisonment and Exile as Symbolshow more

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...can be seen as a contribution to this vitial work of memory. * Research in African Literatures * . . . .Gready's work is excellent, providing a strong combination of psychological insight and literary analysis.. . . An excellent presentation of the variety of reactions and provides a fascinating perspective on the many members of the government who are themselves returnees from various exiles. Strongly recommended. * African Studies Review * ...can be seen as a contribution to this vitial work of memory. Research in African Literatures ...Gready's work is excellent, providing a strong combination of psychological insight and literary analysis... An excellent presentation of the variety of reactions and provides a fascinating perspective on the many members of the government who are themselves returnees from various exiles. Strongly recommended. African Studies Reviewshow more