Tracing the (Post)Apartheid Novel beyond 2000: Interviews with Selected Contemporary South African Authors (Paperback)

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This volume contains interviews with fourteen contemporary South African authors: Mariam Akabor, Sifiso Mzobe, Fred Khumalo, Futhi Ntshingila, Niq Mhlongo, Zukiswa Wanner, Nthikeng Mohlele, Mohale Mashigo, Lauren Beukes, Charlie Human, Yewande Omotoso, Andrew Salomon, Imraan Coovadia, and Fred Strydom. The conversations with the writers are accompanied by vignettes of the authors’ lives and summaries of their works. In curating this book, Danyela Dimakatso Demir and Olivier Moreillon step beyond pure literary theory and analysis by allowing the authors to speak to and assess the literary landscape, of which they form a part and which they co-create. However, Demir and Moreillon also trace concepts and terms that describe the current moment of South African literature, such as post-transitional literature and literature beyond 2000. By adopting a world-literary approach to (post)apartheid literature, this book makes an important contribution to debates on contemporary South African writing that seeks to raise awareness of the imbalance in both critical and public attention between literary ‘big names’ and the newer generation of South African writers, who go largely unnoticed.

About the Author


Danyela Dimakatso Demir is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Johannesburg. She is the author of Reading Loss: Post-Apartheid Melancholia in Contemporary South African Novels (2019) and she has published articles on the works of K. Sello Duiker, Marlene van Niekerk, Kgebetli Moele, and Sarah Penny. Demir’s fields of interest include post-apartheid literature, Black Consciousness poetry and theory, world-literature, postcolonial and psychoanalytical theory, and intersectionality. Currently, she is working on a book on Lesego Rampolokeng’s oeuvre. Olivier Moreillon is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of Reading the Post-Apartheid City: Durbanite and Capetonian Literary Topographies in Selected Texts beyond 2000 (2019) and the co-editor of Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts (2017). Moreillon has also published articles on the works of K. Sello Duiker, Mariam Akabor, and Charlie Human. His fields of interest include post-apartheid literature, speculative fiction, (African) urban studies, world-literature, postcolonial and psychoanalytical theory.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781869144609
ISBN-10: 1869144600
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English