n English in Africa - White women writing white : identity and representation in (post-) Apartheid literatures of South Africa, Mary West : review
|Article Title||White women writing white : identity and representation in (post-) Apartheid literatures of South Africa, Mary West : review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2010|
|Pages||125 - 127|
Mary West's monograph is a well-argued, scholarly and broad-ranging exploration of whiteness "as a cultural construct in contemporary white women's writing" in South Africa (3). It is a valuable addition to the relatively new field of 'whiteness studies' - an inter-disciplinary field that is framed by debates within postcolonial and postmodern theory - and follows Melissa Steyn's seminal "Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used to Be" : White Identity in a Changing South Africa.
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