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Narrating a White Africa: autobiography, race and history


Simoes da Silva, AJ, Narrating a White Africa: autobiography, race and history, Third World Quarterly, 26, (3) pp. 471-478. ISSN 0143-6597 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/01436590500033784


The last three decades have witnessed a radical transformation in the political and social make-up of Southern Africa, evidenced especially than in the areas of race and power relations. 'Narrating a White Africa: Autobiography, race and history' examines the ways in which life-writing forms are being 'conscripted' to make sense of the fraught and traumatic political and historical conditions of postcolonial Africa. That in the context of life-writing this occurs through the highly charged notions of intimate suffering and traumatic aftermath highlights the significance of the link between race, identity and history in contemporary memoirs by White African writers. © 2005 Third World Quarterly.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Postcolonial studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Simoes da Silva, AJ (Professor Tony Simoes da Silva)
ID Code:102769
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-09-04
Last Modified:2015-09-04

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