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Running Towards Us
     

Running Towards Us

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by Isabel Balseiro (Editor)
 

In Running Towards Us, 31 contemporary authors offer literary responses to the end of apartheid, demonstrating what the creative imagination in South Africa has to offer at the turn of the 21st century. This book imaginatively presents art-making at the interface of contested narratives of the past and the present.

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In Running Towards Us, 31 contemporary authors offer literary responses to the end of apartheid, demonstrating what the creative imagination in South Africa has to offer at the turn of the 21st century. This book imaginatively presents art-making at the interface of contested narratives of the past and the present.

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“Running towards Us indeed! The contributors to Isabel Balseiro's collection of creative writing from post-apartheid South Africa bring out an urgency, a sense of direction, and a compelling engagement for their readers, "us," a renewed version of the spirit that once animated the anti-apartheid movement and now inspired the impetus toward a new global political and cultural formation at the turn of the century.”–Barbara Harlow, Professor in the English Department, University of TexasAustin

“A lively collection that brings together new and established writers. For a sense of the temper of the times in South Africa, this is the book to read.”–J.M. Coetzee, Author of The Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace

“This magnificent anthology of South African writing includes both fiction and poetry, both established writers and new voices; it captures the rich diversity of post-Apartheid writing and defies homogenizing labels; it is essential reading for all interested in postcolonial literatures.”–Zoe Wicomb, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

“This magnificent anthology of South African writing includes both fiction and poetry, both established writers and new voices; it captures the rich diversity of post-Apartheid writing and defies homogenizing labels; it is essential reading for all interested in postcolonial literatures.”–Zoe Wicomb University of Strathclyde, Scotland Author of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

Running Towards Us presents new writings from South Africa from both established and new writers, revealing new subjects and concerns from writers who are now beyond the focus on apartheid. How does one define history and plan for the future? This turns to accepted masters of South African literature and new voices to consider changed themes and perceptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002118
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
05/15/2000
Series:
Studies in African Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Isabel Balseiro is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvey Mudd College, The Claremont Colleges, in California. Her work has been published in journals in the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Africa. She is currently editing an anthology on South African cinema and a book on Caribbean literature and culture.

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Running Towards Us: New Writing from South Africa 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poetry and short stories, the best contemporary South Africa has to offer. I enjoyed this book enormously.