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Author MacCann, Donnarae.

Title Apartheid and racism in South African children's literature, 1985-1995 / Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Amadu Maddy.

Published New York : Routledge, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.91409358 MACC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 154 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Children's literature and culture ; v. 15.
Children's literature and culture (Routledge (Firm)) ; v. 15.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-141) and index.
Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Elements of Apartheid: "Science," Theology, Government, and Extra-Constitutional Government (The Broederbond) 3 -- Chapter 2 "Gatekeepers" and Literary Education 15 -- Part 2 Novels about Contemporary South Africa 23 -- Chapter 3 Civil Disobedience and Urban Conflict: The Apartheid Perspective 25 -- Chapter 4 Runaways, Forced Removals, Population Control 41 -- Chapter 5 First Democratic Election: Right-Wing Fears in Post-Election Fiction 57 -- Chapter 6 Interracial Friendships: Sacrificial Blacks, "Reformed" Whites 69 -- Chapter 7 Interracial Romance: "Scientific" Racism Persists 81 -- Chapter 8 Stories of the Supernatural: Misreading African Tradition 89 -- Part 3 Historical Novels 99 -- Chapter 9 Trekking Boers: Land-Grabbing in Historical Literature 101 -- Chapter 10 Tales of Conquest and Religious Conversion 109 -- Conclusion: "Is This Going to Be a Democratic Society or Not?" 117 -- Epilogue: The Anti-Apartheid Voices of Karen Press and Beverley Naidoo 127.
Summary While white racism is global in dimension, it exercises an unshakeable hold on all aspects of life in South Africa. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Amadu Maddy provide here a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade surrounding Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The authors examine recent works of fiction in their historical context, demonstrating how the literature of this period was derived from the same intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic milieu that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume marks a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to social conditions.
Other author Maddy, Yulisa Amadu, 1936-
Subject Children's stories, South African (English) -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- South Africa.
Apartheid in literature.
Racism in literature.
Race in literature.
South Africa -- In literature.
ISBN 0415936381 (alk. paper)