Black South African short fiction in English since 1976

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Trump, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-24T09:43:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-24T09:43:37Z
dc.date.issued 1986-08-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/9908
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 18 August 1986 en_US
dc.description.abstract The students' uprising of 1976 hardly features in stories by black South African writers. In this respect, the short story is noticeably different from novels, plays and poems by black writers in which these events are often given central place. Short fiction, one should indicate, has been a predominant genre in the black community since the 1950's. What one sees happening after 1976 is not so much, a new direction for this genre, but a flowering of new works in the form. That is, the major collections of black short fiction since 1975 have not offered any major break with foregoing traditions in the form, as most certainly seems the case with the novel, but have continued the exploration of themes and concerns central to earlier collections of black short stories: what is different is the emefeence of new writers in the form. In this essay, I shall examine the key elements of black South African short fiction in English since 1976, touching upon connections not only with earlier collections of black short fiction but also with short fiction by white South African writers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 428
dc.subject Short stories, South African (English). Black authors. History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Short stories, South African (English). 20th century. History and criticism en_US
dc.title Black South African short fiction in English since 1976 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search WIReDSpace


Browse

My Account