A South African Looks At The African Diaspora

by Ntongela Masilela
A South African Looks At The African Diaspora

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A large number of essays and interviews anthologized in this book were written and conducted during the tragic moment of South African history which was prophetically and rightfully designated by the late Nadine Gordimer as the Interregnum Period ('Living in the Interregnum', 1983). This anthology embodies this designation rather than the of 'Exile Period' because it privileges neither the ideas of 'Home' nor those of 'Exile'. Instead, it attempts to establish a dialectical unity between the two constructs or concepts in the spirit in the equally prophetic book of essays, Home and Exile (1965) by the late Lewis Nkosi. The Interregnum Period is circumscribed by two historic dates: The Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the election of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994. Although born in Kliptown, Soweto, the author of this anthology is known as one of the 'Children of Exile'. He left the country when he was a teenager and lived his life outside of South Africa. Ma
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A large number of essays and interviews anthologized in this book were written and conducted during the tragic moment of South African history which was prophetically and rightfully designated by the late Nadine Gordimer as the Interregnum Period ('Living in the Interregnum', 1983). This anthology embodies this designation rather than the of 'Exile Period' because it privileges neither the ideas of 'Home' nor those of 'Exile'. Instead, it attempts to establish a dialectical unity between the two constructs or concepts in the spirit in the equally prophetic book of essays, Home and Exile (1965) by the late Lewis Nkosi. The Interregnum Period is circumscribed by two historic dates: The Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the election of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994. Although born in Kliptown, Soweto, the author of this anthology is known as one of the 'Children of Exile'. He left the country when he was a teenager and lived his life outside of South Africa. Ma

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