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The Politics of Hybridity-Mimicry in Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist and Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat

Greg Forter

in Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830436
eISBN:
9780191880018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830436.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter critiques the continued influence of Homi Bhabha’s theories of hybridity and mimicry in the colonial context, while putting Bhabha’s ideas into dialogue with those of Roberto Retamar. ... More


Visible and Invisible: What Surfaces in Three Johannesburg Novels?

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter opens with a photo essay, recording a walk taken in Hillbrow with Phaswane Mpe, retracing the footsteps of the characters in his novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The discussion opens onto ... More


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