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To speak of this land; identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond.


To speak of this land; identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond.

Brown, Duncan.

U. of KwaZulu-Natal Press


214 pages




Brown (literary studies, media, and creative arts, U. of KwaZulu- Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) uses a series of case studies to consider how people have, historically and in the present, used different textual forms to express, accomplish and enact a sense of what it means to live in a place, in terms of intimacy, ownership, usage, displacement or alienation. Ranging from rock painting and oral storytelling to rap music, the materials examined by Brown cover a range of linguistic, racial, economic and historical contexts, all speaking compellingly to the author of issues that reverberate widely through present-day South Africa and beyond. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS.

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Date:May 1, 2007
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