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Author Farred, Grant.

Title Midfielder's moment : coloured literature and culture in contemporary South Africa / Grant Farred
Published Boulder : Westview Press, 2000


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Description xiii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cultural studies series
Cultural studies.
Contents Introduction: Occupying the Interstices -- 1. Writing in a Twilight Zone: Richard Rive, the Making of a Coloured Artist and Intellectual -- 2. The Poetics of Partial Affiliation: Arthur Nortje and the Pain of Origin -- 3. Searching for Colouredness: Reading the Poetry of Jennifer Davids -- 4. "Theatre of Dreams": Mimicry and Difference in Cape Flats Township Football -- 5. The Nation in White: Cricket in a Postapartheid South Africa -- 6. McCarthyism, Township Style
Summary "In Midfielder's Moment, South African-born scholar Grant Farred explores the ways in which ideological differences and political fissures are being articulated in the "new" postapartheid nation. By examining the literature and culture of a uniquely disenfranchised constituency - the coloured community - this collection of essays sheds critical light on the current debates taking place within the recently democratized society."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Rive, Richard, 1930-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nortje, Arthur, 1942-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Davids, Jennifer, 1945- -- Criticism and interpretation.
South African literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Sports -- Social aspects -- South Africa.
Racially mixed people -- South Africa.
Racially mixed people in literature.
Race awareness in literature.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
LC no. 99045372
ISBN 0813335140 alkaline paper