n English in Africa - Writing in Crisis : Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee, by Stefan Helgesson : book review

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



The crisis alluded to in the title of this work can be read on various levels: the turbulent atmosphere of the 'state of emergency'; the conflict between collective action and literary pursuits as instruments of revolution in South Africa; and the implosive obligation of a literature bound to "engage a received cultural form and deviate from it at the same time" (2).

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