n English in Africa - Re-imagining White Identity by Exploring the Past. History in South African Novels of the 1990s, Jochen Petzold : book review

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



The present study is located at the intersection of several theoretical as well as historical discourses that presently enjoy a great deal of currency in cultural studies not only in South Africa but almost world-wide: the rediscovery of memory - nearly a century after Freud and Proust - as an indispensable but equally untrustworthy means of establishing contact with the past, both on a collective as well as an individual basis.

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