Narratives of Southern African Farms

Rooney, Caroline R. (2005) Narratives of Southern African Farms. Third World Quarterly, 26 (3). pp. 431-440. ISSN 0143-6597. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper will attempt to specify a literary genre of farm narrative, canonically exemplified by Schreiner, Lessing and Coetzee, in order to raise the question of what alternative narratives there may be. Narratives of entrapment or regression will be juxtaposed with artistic and autobiographical expositions offering a pioneering myth and logic, served to open up overlooked questions of autonomy and local community. Particular attention will be given to one illustration (author will supply illustration), literally a watercolour painting that can be seen to undo certain expectations of the farm setting established by the dominant literary tradition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: J.P.W. Joseph
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2008 22:02
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 11:53
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