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Author Wade, Michael, 1941-

Title White on black in South Africa : a study of English-language inscriptions of skin colour / Michael Wade
Published London : MacMillan Press, 1993


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 W'PONDS  306.40968 Wad/Wob  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 175 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Adamastor's Mighty Shade -- 2. Who Killed Bubbles Schroeder? -- The Text as Social History -- 3. Left of Dissent -- 4. 'Only' Connect?! or Young Nadine's Progress -- 5. Nadine Vindex -- 6. The Novel in the 1970s: Some Painful Quests for Wholeness
Summary Economically powerful but politically marginal for many years, the English-speaking whites have always been mediators of their community's experience to the world culture of the English language. This study shows how the act of mediation operates in more than one direction, producing a literary tradition that is essentially - and perhaps surprisingly - dissident
The English-speaking whites of South Africa participate in the larger culture of the English-speaking world while rejecting its unspoken consensual positions on many basic issues. This study analyses texts of different kinds produced by the group to examine the way these deviant English-speakers see themselves, and particularly how this self-image is influenced by the presence of the blacks who constitute a crucial part of their perceptual field
Analysis Race relations
South Africa
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index
Subject Blacks in literature.
Human skin color in literature.
Language and culture -- South Africa.
Literature and society -- South Africa.
Race awareness in literature.
Race in literature.
South African literature (English) -- History and criticism.
South African literature (English) -- White authors -- History and criticism.
South African literature -- White authors -- History and criticism.
Whites -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Race relations.
LC no. 90332845
ISBN 0333365739