The Cambridge history of South African literature /

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Imprint:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description:xvii, 877 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:South African literature -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM / African.
South African literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8684673
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Other authors / contributors:Attwell, David.
Attridge, Derek.
ISBN:9780521199285 (hardback)
052119928X (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experience of its peoples. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all the country's eleven official languages (and more minor ones), produced by a team of over forty international experts, including contributors drawn from all of the major regions and language groups of South Africa. It will provide a complete portrait of South Africa's literary production, organised as a chronological history from the oral traditions existing before colonial settlement to the post-apartheid revision of the past. In a field marked by controversy, this volume ismore fully representative than any existing account of South Africa's literary history. It will make a unique contribution to Commonwealth, international and postcolonial studies, and serve as a definitive reference work for decades to come"--