n English in Africa - Foreword

Volume 42, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



In recognition of some closely contemporary anniversaries - the centenary of the Native Lands Act, the 20th anniversary of South Africa's first free and fair elections, the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter - contributions were invited to this issue of , under the title "[South] Africa: [the] Emancipation Moment[s]," exploring "how the phenomenon of emancipation has been perceived" (Davis) in the texts and other social, cultural and political occasions which fall into or arise from the field of vision of the journal. In the event our contributors, for the most part, have found their matter in three distinct phases of South Africa's late colonial and post-colonial history: segregation, apartheid and democracy.

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