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1. Kenqu, Amanda Yolisa. The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction.

Degree: MA, Faculty of Humanities, English, 2015, Rhodes University

This study explores the crisis of representation in black South African protest and ‘post’-apartheid literature. Conversant with the debates on the crisis of representation in black South African protest literature from the 1960s to the late 1980s, the dissertation proposes a re-reading of the ‘crisis’ by locating it in the black writer’s struggle for an aesthetic with which to express the existential crisis of blackness. I contend that not only protest but also contemporary or ‘post’-protest black South African literature exhibits a split or fractured mode of writing which is characterised by the displacement/unheimlichheid produced by colonialism and apartheid, as well as by the contentious nature of that which this literature endeavours to capture – the fraught identity of blackness. In my exploration of the split or double narratives of Mongane Serote’s To Every Birth Its Blood, K. Sello Duiker’s Thirteen Cents, and Kopano Matlwa’s Coconut, I examine the representation of blackness through the themes of violence, trauma, powerlessness, failure, and unhomeliness/unbelongingness – all of which suggest the lack of a solid foundation upon which to construct a stable black identity. This instability, I ultimately argue, suggests a move beyond an Afrocentric perspective on identity and traditional tropes of blackness towards a more processual, fluid, and permeable post-black politics. Advisors/Committee Members: Marais, Sue.

Subjects/Keywords: Serote, Mongane Wally, 1944- Criticism and interpretation; Duiker, K. Sello  – Criticism and interpretation; Matlwa, Kopano  – Criticism and interpretation; Blacks in literature; Race in literature; Protest literature, African (English); Mimesis in literature; Blacks  – Race identity  – South Africa; Serote, Mongane Wally,  – 1944- To every birth Its blood; Duiker, K. Sello  – Thirteen cents; Matlwa, Kopano  – Coconut

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APA (6th Edition):

Kenqu, A. Y. (2015). The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction. (Masters Thesis). Rhodes University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1020835

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kenqu, Amanda Yolisa. “The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction.” 2015. Masters Thesis, Rhodes University. Accessed April 15, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1020835.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kenqu, Amanda Yolisa. “The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction.” 2015. Web. 15 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Kenqu AY. The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhodes University; 2015. [cited 2021 Apr 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1020835.

Council of Science Editors:

Kenqu AY. The black and its double : the crisis of self-representation in protest and ‘post’-protest black South African fiction. [Masters Thesis]. Rhodes University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10962/d1020835

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