Midfielder's Moment: Coloured Literature And Culture In Contemporary South Africa, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Midfielder's Moment

Coloured Literature And Culture In Contemporary South Africa, 1st Edition

By Grant Farred


194 pages

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Hardback: 9780367010492
pub: 2019-04-18
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A timely exploration of and intervention into the South African ideological landscape from the perspective of the colored community. In Midfielders Moment, Grant Farred explores the ways in which political fissures are being articulated in the new South Africa. By examining the politics, literature, and culture of an historically disenfranchised c

Table of Contents

Introduction: Occupying the Interstices -- Writing in a Twilight Zone: Richard Rive, the Making of a Coloured Artist and Intellectual -- The Poetics of Partial Affiliation: Arthur Nortje and the Pain of Origin -- Searching for Colouredness: Reading the Poetry of Jennifer Davids -- “Theatre of Dreams”: Mimicry and Difference in Cape Flats Township Football -- The Nation in White: Cricket in a Postapartheid South Africa -- McCarthyism, Township Style

About the Author

Grant Farred received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1997 and is currrently Assistant Professor of Literature at Duke University. Farred is editor of Rethinking C.L.R. James and the author of What's My Name? Organic and Vernacular Intellectuals .

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General