n English in Africa - Re-writing the 'Slave Narrative' : Rayda Jacobs's and André Brink's

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



The dynamics of confrontation and reconciliation operative in contemporary South African society are clearly reflected in the literature from both sides of the 'colonial divide.' They are articulated not only in the colonized/colonizer debate, but are also expressed in and relevant to female/male perspectives on history. This preoccupation with the past has been expressed in various types of literary genres or conventions, which have been reclaimed to lend emphasis and credence to the message conveyed.

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