n English in Africa - Chains of voices : multiperspectivity and historical 'truth' in three novels, by André Brink

Volume 43, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



The essay examines three novels by André Brink, (1982), (1998) and (2012), arguing that Brink uses the heteroglossia of various voices and their stories about the past to question and destabilize notions of historical truth. More specifically, the essay suggests that Brink presents an alternative past in , deconstructs the very notion of truth in , but offers a more traditional historical novel in .

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