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.
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.
||Literary studies; cultural studies; religion; theology; identity; African Christianity; postcolonial studies
||23 May 2007
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