Literary Criticism

The Short Story in South Africa

Author: Rebecca Fasselt

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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This book considers the key critical interventions on short story writing in South Africa written in English since the year 2000. The short story genre, whilst often marginalised in national literary canons, has been central to the trajectory of literary history in South Africa. In recent years, the short story has undergone a significant renaissance, with new collections and young writers making a significant impact on the contemporary literary scene, and subgenres such as speculative fiction, erotic fiction, flash fiction and queer fiction expanding rapidly in popularity. This book examines the role of the short story genre in reflecting or championing new developments in South African writing and the ways in which traditional boundaries and definitions of the short story in South Africa have been reimagined in the present. Drawing together a range of critical interventions, including scholarly articles, interviews and personal reflective pieces, the volume traces some of the aesthetic and thematic continuities and discontinuities in the genre and sheds new light on questions of literary form. Finally, the book considers the place of the short story in twenty-first century writing and interrogates the ways in which the short story form may contribute to, or recast ideas of, the post-apartheid or post-transitional. The perfect guide to contemporary short story writing in South Africa, this book will be essential reading for researchers of African literature.
Comics & Graphic Novels

THE STORY OF SIKULUME - A Xhosa legend from South Africa

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 30

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 277 In this 277th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Xhosa tale, “The Story of Sikulume.” ONCE upon a time, long, long ago in the land of the Xhosa, on Africa’s East Coast, there was once in a certain village in South Africa an old man who was very poor. He had no children, and only a few cattle. One day, when the sky was clear and the sun was bright, he sat down by the cattle-fold. While he was sitting there, he noticed some birds close by which were singing very joyfully. He listened for a while, and then he stood up to observe them better, They were very beautiful to look upon, and they sang differently from other birds. He tells the chief who interprets what he has seen as an omen. The chief then sets seven boys, including his own son, the task of catching the birds, saying that they should not return unless they have their bird with them. The boys set off on their task and that’s when things begin to happen. What happened to the boys you ask? Also, were the birds magic? And what of the Inabulele, which translates as “the one who kills”, the river monster that kills all who cross it’s path? Will any of the boys fall foul of this dreaded beast whilst on their quest? To find out, you’ll have to download and read the story for yourself. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

The Story of the Church in South Africa

Author: Kevin Roy

Publisher: Langham Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 250

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From Calvinist to Catholic, from Charismatic to AmaZioni, the Rainbow Nation has one of the most colourful, variegated, and bewildering array of Christian churches in the world. Where on earth did they all come from? How did they develop? What do they believe? How are they related to one another? In this clear and readable history of Christianity in South Africa, Kevin Roy answers these questions with comprehensive, succinct and rigorous historical analysis with sympathy and honesty. Dr Roy does not shy away from the failures and sins of the participants in this story that intertwines with the history of the peoples and tribes in South Africa. This book is a testimony of divine love and patience in the midst of human folly and frailty, of successes and faithful service to God.
Political Science

Policing for a New South Africa

Author: Michael Brogden

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Policing for a New South Africa evaluates the options for change in South African policing. It analyses orthodox policing ideas imported from the West and contrasts them with indigenous models of independent policing in the townships themselves.

Story of the War in South Africa, 1899-1900

Author: A. T. Mahan

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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"Story of the War in South Africa, 1899-1900" by A. T. Mahan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Literary Criticism

Making Use of History in New South African Fiction

Author: Sten Pultz Moslund

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

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A study of the use of history as political ammunition and literature as historical counter-discourse in Mongane Serote's "Gods of Our Time", Mike Nicol's "The Ibis Tapestry", and Zakes Mda's "Ways of Dying". Moslund shows how literary engagement with the past seeks to rupture the continuity of a strongly dichotomised epistemology and through that dissolve the inherited polarisation of society. Falsification of history is exposed as constructed discourse and past simplifications of reality as sharply demarcated into homogenous self-justifying, categorisations of, Us against Them, are challenged with paradox, doubt and introspection.

Tabloid Journalism in South Africa

Author: Herman Wasserman

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: History

Page: 240

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Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers -- the Daily Sun -- is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids and how they play a role in integrating readers and their daily struggles with the political and social sphere of the new democracy. Wasserman shows how these papers have found an important niche in popular and civic culture largely ignored by the mainstream media and formal political channels.

Reading a Different Story (Turning South: Christian Scholars in an Age of World Christianity)

Author: Susan VanZanten

Publisher: Baker Academic


Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Christianity's demographics, vitality, and influence have tipped markedly toward the global South and East. Addressing this seismic shift, a noted Christian literary scholar recounts how her focus has shifted from American to African literature. Susan VanZanten began her career working on nineteenth-century American literature. A combination of personal circumstances, curricular demands, world events, and unfolding scholarship have led her to teach, research, and write about African literature and to advocate for a global approach to education and scholarship. This is the second book in the Turning South series, which offers reflections by eminent Christian scholars who have turned their attention and commitments beyond North America.