Graham, Shane

South African literature after the truth commission : mapping loss / Shane Graham. - 1st ed. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. - ix, 235 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-223) and index.

Introduction : mapping loss -- pt. 1. Spaces of truth-telling : the TRC and post-apartheid literatures of memory -- 1.1. The calcification of memory : 'The story I am about to tell' and 'He left quietly' -- 1.2. A theater of displacement : 'Ubu and the Truth Commission' -- 1.3. The lie where the truth is closest : Anjie Krog's 'Country of my skull' -- 1.4. Words that look like acts : Ingrid de Kok's 'Transfer' and 'Terrestrial things' -- 1.5. Irredeemable blood, irretrievable loss : Sindiwe Magona's 'Mother to mother' -- pt. 2. Post-apartheid urban spaces -- 2.1. Peace through amnesia : Achmat Dangor's 'Bitter fruit' -- 2.2. The city dissected : Ivan Vladislavić's 'The exploded view' -- 2.3. Linguistic trips : Phaswane Mpe's 'Welcome to our hillbrow' -- 2.4. Peripatetic mapping : K. Sello Duiker's 'The quiet violence of dreams' -- 2.5. Excavating the city : Aziz Hassim's 'The lotus people' -- pt. 3. Excavations and the memory of landscapes -- 3.1. A map of echoes : Anne Landman's 'The devil's chimney' -- 3.2. Buried footprints : Zoë Wicomb's 'David's story' -- 3.3. Burdened by the scars of history : Zakes Mda's 'The heart of redness.'

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South African literature -- History and criticism.

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