n English in Africa - Hill of Fools : notes towards a publishing history
|Article Title||Hill of Fools : notes towards a publishing history|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2004|
|Pages||43 - 54|
Written in English in the early 70s, Hill of Fools was projected into the market for world literature among distinguished company in the Heinemann African Writers Series (HAWS), at a time when expectations for African writing in English reflected a certain orthodoxy; when the book's origins in apartheid South Africa pressed certain 'buttons' in world readerships, and when the country's increasing cultural isolation meant that even relatively well-versed literary Africanists were less than familiar with the milieu from which the story springs.
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