This book is essentially about stereotypes as found in the literature and culture of South Africa. It deals specifically with those people referred to in the South African racial legislation as ‘coloureds’. The book is also an illustration of the way in which stereotypes function as a means of social control and repression.
First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Introduction: Not a race of slaves 1 Untroubled things 2 You taught me language 3 Smelling strangeness 4 Little sorrow sits and weeps 5 Sons of Hagar 6 A voice in the wilderness 7 My brother’s keeper 8 The poor are unthinkable 9 New tenants of memory