n English in Africa - Writing in Crisis : Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee, by Stefan Helgesson : book review
|Article Title||Writing in Crisis : Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee, by Stefan Helgesson : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2005|
|Pages||259 - 263|
The crisis alluded to in the title of this work can be read on various levels: the turbulent atmosphere of the 'state of emergency'; the conflict between collective action and literary pursuits as instruments of revolution in South Africa; and the implosive obligation of a literature bound to "engage a received cultural form and deviate from it at the same time" (2).
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