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Xolobeni and the Violence of ‘Development’

Screening and panel discussion hosted by Environmental Humanities South. For over a decade, members of the Amadiba community in Xolobeni have expressed their opposition to mining titanium on the sand dunes of Pondoland, on the Wild Coast of South Africa. … Continue reading

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A Literary Con

  A Literary Con: The ‘memoirs’ of Herman Charles Bosman and Dugmore Boetie. Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), New York University, 20-23 March 2014. After a while, I think, the wit begins to pall. Ironic inversions are worked … Continue reading

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Histories of an African farm

Land and literary non-fiction from Sol Plaatje to Jonny Steinberg. The ‘story of an African farm’ is one of the most overworked motifs in South African literary history. Within ‘white writing’ from the region, it seems that almost every novelist … Continue reading

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‘What we talk about when we talk about writing’

Extracurricular workshops for students looking to develop their written skills. UCT Conference on Teaching and Learning | 2012. Abstract Many who teach in the field of literary studies at UCT feel the need for a forum which provides writing support … Continue reading

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From ‘Kipling of the Malay Archipelago’…

  …to Conrad of the Karoo: The making and unmaking of literary reputation in the late 19th century. Abstract. Outposts of Progress: Joseph Conrad, Modernism and (Post)colonialism. International Conference in Cape Town, December 2011.   …I sort of drifted up … Continue reading

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