Cracks In The Wall: Nadine Gordimers Fiction And The Irony Of Apartheid Brighton J. Uledi Kamanga

ISBN: 9780865438286

Published: June 1st 2002

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Cracks In The Wall: Nadine Gordimers Fiction And The Irony Of Apartheid  by  Brighton J. Uledi Kamanga

Cracks In The Wall: Nadine Gordimers Fiction And The Irony Of Apartheid by Brighton J. Uledi Kamanga
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This book focuses on Nadine Gordimers fictional depiction of South African society under the apartheid system. Through a chronological study of the pre-1994 novels and short stories, the book shows how Gordimer scrutinizes the various stages of theMoreThis book focuses on Nadine Gordimers fictional depiction of South African society under the apartheid system.

Through a chronological study of the pre-1994 novels and short stories, the book shows how Gordimer scrutinizes the various stages of the society from the introduction of the apartheid system in the late forties to its abolition in the early nineties. The first chapter outlines the introduction of the apartheid system in South Africa in 1948 and relates its contradictions to those depicted in some of Gordimers early fiction. Chapter two focuses on the authors portrayal of the failure of liberal South Africans to change the system in the first two decades of its existence.

This discussion is also based on Gordimers early works. In Chapter three, the author examines the themes of futility and despair as presented in Burgers Daughter (1979). These themes are shown to reflect the political mood in South Africa during the sixties and seventies when apartheid appeared invincible after all forms of internal opposition had been silenced following the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. The option of armed struggle forced upon anti-apartheid groups from 1960 onwards is the subject of chapter four, and in chapter five, the resurgence of internal resistance to apartheid and the gradual decline of the system in the 1980s are discussed.

Finally, chapter six focuses on A Sport of Nature (1987) and analyzes Gordimers comprehensive and unified depiction of the anti-apartheid struggle led by the ANC between the fifties and nineties.In this book, Uledi-Kamanga engages in close textual analysis of Gordimers novels and short stories with specific focus on her use of irony as a central mode of literary exposition. He argues that through the use of this mode Gordimer was able to expose the various contradictions created by the apartheid system in South Africa and to predict its eventual collapse.

By combining literary criticism with social history, Uledi-Kamanga has written a book that is relevant to both historians and literary scholars.



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