[Voices of Justice and Reason Apartheid and Beyond in South African Literature CrossCultures 61 CrossCultures] Read ✓ Geoffrey V. Davis

Th as a comprehensive record of everyday life apartheid and as an alternative cultural istory of South Africa Particular attention is paid to theatre as barometer of social change in South Africa The concluding theatre as barometer of social change in South Africa The concluding consider ow in the current period of transition writers and arts INSTITUTIONS HAVE SET ABOUT REASSESSING THEIR have set about reassessing their redefining their function and seeking new aesthetic directions in taking up the challenge of imagining a new society. Over the past fifty years transformations of great moment ave taken place in South Africa Apartheid

and the subseuent 
the subseuent to a democratic non South Africa Apartheid and the subseuent transition to a democratic non society in particular ave exercised a profound effect on the practice of literature This study traces the development of literature under apartheid then seeks to identify the ways in which writers and theatre practitioners are now facing the challenges of a new social order The main focus is on the work of bl. Ack writers prime among them Matsemela Manaka Mtutuzeli Matshoba and Richard Rive who As Politically Committed Members politically committed
members the oppressed 
the oppressed bore witness to the black experience through their writing Despite the draconian censorship system they were able to address the social problems caused by racial discrimination in all areas of life particularly through forced removals the migrant labour system and the creation of the omelands Their writing may be read bo. ,

Voices of Justice and Reason Apartheid and Beyond in South African Literature CrossCultures 61 CrossCultures

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