n English in Africa - Does South African literature still exist? Or : South African literature is dead, long live literature in South Africa

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



In the mid-1990s I devised an English Honours course for students reading South African literature at Unisa called "Issues in South African Literary Studies." At the time, my feeling was that the object of study was so difficult to grasp cleanly or positively because of its history - a history formed in multiple acts of definitional contestation - that it would be more informative, more conceptually honest, so to speak, simply to ask the following question..

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