oa Alternation - Desperation and anger: the effect of environment in Black South African and African-American Literature

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



An interesting relationship exists between the South African literature and its African-American counterpart. The preposterous nature of the societies, the illogicality of their moral imperatives and the consequences of these for fictional depiction are major issue in both South African and African American literature. The fictional form in the two societies is both thematically and stylistically interfered with and in deed circumscribed by the dictates of the sociopolitical environment. The blacks in South Africa suffer in the hands of a white minority, the blacks in America suffer in the hands of a white majority.

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