n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||III - V|
For this guest-edited issue of Shakespeare in Southern Africa, contributions were invited on the theme of "Banishment, xenophobia, home and exile in Shakespeare and the Renaissance". The general theme offers many ways into the literature and the period, and, if any explicit link were needed, connects Shakespeare's time with our own. While interesting in such ways in itself, the topic was, perhaps opportunistically, suggested by the 'xenophobic violence' of 2008 in South Africa. There seems never to be any shortage of other examples (apartheid deployed both external exile and internal banishment), but it was felt that SiSA could carry an individual perspective on the theme.
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