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Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature between Critique and Utopia

Johnson, David (2019). Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature between Critique and Utopia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Abstract

Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa examines for the first time the many different texts imagining the future after the end of apartheid. Focused on well-known and obscure literary texts from the 1880s to the 1970s, as well as the many manifestos and programmes setting out visions of the future, this book charts the dreams of freedom of five major traditions of anti-colonial and anti-apartheid resistance: the African National Congress, the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, the Communist Party of South Africa, the Non-European Unity Movement and the Pan-Africanist Congress. More than an exercise in historical excavation, Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa raises challenging questions for the post-apartheid present.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 1-4744-3021-X, 978-1-4744-3021-0
Keywords: South Africa; utopian literature; anti-apartheid struggle; Afircan National Congress; Independent and Commercial Workers' Union; Communist Party of South Africa; Non-European Unity Movement; Pan-Africanist Congress
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 68949
Depositing User: David Johnson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 13:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2020 13:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68949
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