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dc.contributor.authorBlair, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-29T09:00:46Z
dc.date.available2023-11-29T09:00:46Z
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/628313/Peter%20Blair%2c%20Diasporic%20Prose%20of%20New%20South%20Africa%20-%20ChesterRep.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationBlair, P. (2024 - forthcoming). ‘Dizzy with the to-ing and fro-ing’: Diasporic prose of the ‘new South Africa’. In L. Losambe & T. Ojaide (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of the new African diasporic literature. Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781032500461en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/628313
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in [The Routledge Handbook of the New African Diasporic Literature] on [06/05/2024], available online: http://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-the-New-African-Diasporic-Literature/Losambe-Ojaide/p/book/9781032500461en_US
dc.description.abstractEngaging with concepts of exilic and transnational writing established by Edward Said, Stephen Clingman, and others, this chapter offers a comparative survey and analysis of a wide range of fiction and nonfiction representing South Africa’s internal and external diasporas, mostly published between 1994, year of its first-ever democratic election, and 2021. A brief overview of the country’s formative immigrations and the internal displacement and external exile created by segregation and apartheid is followed by four sections. The first discusses texts by or about post-liberation returnees, including ex-activists and white expatriates, as well as perspectives from South Africa’s Jewish community and its exiles. The second examines narratives by or about new continental immigrants from the rest of Africa, including refugees, and novels chronicling the intercontinental roots, oceanic routes, and immigrant experiences of South African Indians. The third and fourth sections provide contrasting case studies of revisionist émigrés: J.M. Coetzee, who scrutinizes the migrant’s ‘substitutive’ desire to start afresh; and Zoë Wicomb, whose ‘translocal’ refines the ‘combinatory’ transnational. The chapter argues that identities in the ‘new South Africa’ and its external diasporas are diasporic in diverse and complex ways that challenge and reconfigure the paradigms of ‘contrapuntal’ exile and celebratory cosmopolitanism/Afropolitanism.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-the-New-African-Diasporic-Literature/Losambe-Ojaide/p/book/9781032500461en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectNew South Africaen_US
dc.subjectDiasporaen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectCosmopolitan/Afropolitanen_US
dc.subjectCoetzeeen_US
dc.subjectZoë Wicomben_US
dc.title‘Dizzy with the to-ing and fro-ing’: Diasporic prose of the ‘new South Africa’en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2025-11-06
dcterms.dateAccepted2023-09-09
rioxxterms.publicationdate2024-05-06
dc.date.deposited2023-11-29en_US


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