Black South African Autobiography after Deleuze

Black South African Autobiography after Deleuze

The NIHSS is delighted to support publications challenging the literary canon and representations.  Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze: Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony is a recent publication by literary scholar Kgomotso Michael Masemola. The author explores French theorist Gilles Deleuze’s notions of immanence and deterritorialization. The ‘nomadic routes of Black South African autobiography’ are traversed through explorations of the works of Peter Abrahams, Es’kia Mphahlele, Bloke Modisane, N. Chabani Manganyi, Ellen Kuzwayo, Sindiwe Magona, Mamphele Rampele and Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.  The role of autobiography in South Africa and the capacity of South Africa’s rich literary tradition to rethink cultural memory and representation is offered a through treatment by Masemola. This text offers excellent insight into the concepts of being, belonging and the multiplicities which color the aforementioned author’s worlds

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