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My pen is the tongue of a skilful Poet: African-Christian identity and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho

Brown, Duncan (2004). My pen is the tongue of a skilful Poet: African-Christian identity and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho. English in Africa, 31(1) pp. 23–58.

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Abstract

This article considers African-Christian expressions of identity in South Africa in the early twentieth century. In contrast to the emphasis in postcolonial studies on African-Christian engagements as negotiations of/capitulations to modernity or the colonisation of consciousness, the article redirects attention to the agency of African-Christians themselves in many of the mission encounters, and the transformations which they worked upon the biblical message, many of the effects of which are still felt today.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0376-8902
Keywords: Literary studies; cultural studies; religion; theology; identity; African Christianity; postcolonial studies
Academic Unit/Department: Arts
Item ID: 7696
Depositing User: Duncan Brown
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7696
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