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The Resource Selves in question : interviews on Southern African auto/biography, edited by Judith Lütge Coullie [and others]

Selves in question : interviews on Southern African auto/biography, edited by Judith Lütge Coullie [and others]

Label
Selves in question : interviews on Southern African auto/biography
Title
Selves in question
Title remainder
interviews on Southern African auto/biography
Statement of responsibility
edited by Judith Lütge Coullie [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wide-ranging and engaging, Selves in Question considers the various ways in which auto/biographical accounts situate and question the self in contemporary southern Africa.The twenty-seven interviews presented here consider both the ontological status and the representation of the self. They remind us that the self is constantly under construction in webs of interlocution and that its status and representation are always in question. The contributors, therefore, look at ways in which auto/biographical practices contribute to placing, understanding, and troubling the self and selves in postcolonies in the current global constellation. They examine topics such as the contexts conducive to production processes; the contents and forms of auto/biographical accounts; and finally, their impact on the producers and the audience. In doing so they map out a multitude of variables--including the specific historical juncture, geo-political locations, social positions, cultures, languages, generations, and genders--in their relations to auto/biographical practices. Those interviewed include the famous and the hardly known, women and men, writers and performers who communicate in a variety of languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, and Yiddish. An extensive introduction offers a general framework on the contestation of self through auto/biography, a historical overview of auto/biographical representation in South Africa up to the present time, an outline of theoretical and thematic issues at stake in southern Africa auto/biography, and extensive primary and secondary biographies.Interviewees: Breyten Breytenbach, Dennis Brutus, Valentine Cascarino, Vanitha Chetty, Wilfred Cibane, Greig Coetzee, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Faber, David Goldblatt, Stephen Gray, Dorian Haarhoff, Rayda Jacobs, Elsa Joubert, K. Limakatso Kendall, Ester Lee, Doris Lessing, Sindiwe Magona, Margaret McCord, N. Chabani Manganyi, Zolani Mkiva, Jonathan Morgan, Es'kia Mphahlele, Rob Nixon, Mpho Nthunya, Robert Scott, Gillian Slovo, Alex J. Thembela, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Johan van Wyk, Wilhelm Verwoerd, David Wolpe, D. L. P.Yali Manisi
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Coullie, Judith Lütge
Series statement
Writing past colonialism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • Interviews
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Interviews
  • Autobiographie
  • Biographie (Genre littéraire)
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Autobiography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Interviews
  • South Africa
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Selves in question : interviews on Southern African auto/biography, edited by Judith Lütge Coullie [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Singing the praises, performing the persona -- Representing silence -- Relating the self -- Fact or fiction -- Subject to metaphor -- From daughters to mothers -- Disarming white men -- Commemoration, confession, conversion -- Confessing sexualities -- Re-collecting the new nation
Control code
ocn607837948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 487 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843502
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843502
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sn82
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607837948
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Selves in question : interviews on Southern African auto/biography, edited by Judith Lütge Coullie [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Singing the praises, performing the persona -- Representing silence -- Relating the self -- Fact or fiction -- Subject to metaphor -- From daughters to mothers -- Disarming white men -- Commemoration, confession, conversion -- Confessing sexualities -- Re-collecting the new nation
Control code
ocn607837948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 487 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824843502
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824843502
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225sn82
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607837948
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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