oa Alternation - History from the Outside: Of La Guma's Dialogics, 'Coloredism' and other Shenanigans

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



There seems to be a proliferation of book length studies on Alex La Guma's writing lately and, curiously, most of these studies are written by scholars abroad. So far the only book length study written by a South African is Alex La Guma by Cecil Abrahams (1985)1. Coincidentally, even Abrahams wrote his book while abroad. Of course, one of the reasons for this lack of studies on La Guma's oeuvre within the country, it could be said, is the fact that La Guma's works have, until fairly recently, been banned. The result was that access to his works was extremely difficult if not impossible.

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