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.
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