1st Edition

Midfielder's Moment
Coloured Literature And Culture In Contemporary South Africa

ISBN 9780367010492
Published April 18, 2019 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

This book attempts to address crucial political and cultural issues in contemporary South Africa: the experience of being coloured, the occupation of the racial interstices, and the condition of hybridity in a society marked by a penchant for polarity.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Occupying the Interstices 1. Writing in a Twilight Zone: Richard Rive, the Making of a Coloured Artist and Intellectual 2. The Poetics of Partial Affiliation: Arthur Nortje and the Pain of Origin 3. Searching for Colouredness: Reading the Poetry of Jennifer Davids 4. "Theatre of Dreams": Mimicry and Difference in Cape Flats Township Football 5. The Nation in White: Cricket in a Postapartheid South Africa 6. McCarthyism, Township Style

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