oa Alternation - Towards an anthropology of writing in Southern Africa

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



My suggestions about what I think anthropology can bring to the study of South African literature can be summarised in two propositions. The one is that priority should be given to that which is written and to the technical aspects of writing. the other is that the study of texts should not be tied to the study of social contexts. I will expand and try to justify these propositions, but I should say at the outset that my intention here is not polemical but merely that of flying to caution against tendencies in southern African literary studies that seem to me misguided and which stem partly from the influence of misrepresentations of anthropology .

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