The Cambridge History of South African Literature
South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in both oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experiences of its people. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all eleven official languages (and more minor ones) of the country, produced by a team of over forty international experts, including contributors from all of the major regions and language groups of South Africa.
The Cambridge History of South African Literature offers a complete portrait of South Africa’s literary production, organised as a chronological history from the oral traditions existing before colonial settlement, to the post-apartheid revision of the past.
In a field marked by controversy, this volume is more fully representative than any existing account of South Africa’s literary history.
David Attwell and Derek Attridge, Professors of English, University of York
David Attwell, Derek Attridge, Hedley Twidle, Russell H. Kaschula, Nhlanhla Maake, Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Manie Groenewald, Mokgale Makgopa, Malvern van Wyk Smith, Carli Coetzee, Ian Glenn, Matthew Shum, Catherine Woeber, Laura Chrisman, Elleke Boehmer, H. P. van Coller, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Gerrit Olivier, Ntongela Masilela, Tony Voss, Craig MacKenzie, Dorothy Driver, Tlhalo Raditlhalo, Hein Willemse, Louise Viljoen, Peter Blair, Thengani H. Ngwenya, Peter Horn, Daniel Roux, Loren Kruger, Dirk Klopper, Christiaan Swanepoel, Stephen Clingman, Rita Barnard, Michael Titlestad, Andrew van der Vlies, M. J. Daymond, Andries Visagie, Leon de Kock, Meg Samuelson, Michael Green, Peter D. McDonald, David Johnson
About the Johannesburg launch held on Saturday 10 March 2012
Achmat Dangor, novelist, and Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, spoke on South African literary history. This was followed by a discussion with the editors – David Attwell and Derek Attridge, Professors of English at the University of York – on the evolution of the volume.
About the Cape Town launch held on Tuesday 13 March 2012
Professor Njabulo Ndebele, novelist, critic and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, spoke on South African literary history. Following this was a discussion with the editors – David Attwell and Derek Attridge, Professors of English at the University of York – dealing with the evolution of the volume.
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
This special paperback edition was on sale at the above launches for R390.00