Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, December

"Accused by the Place and Face of the Other": Negotiations with Complicity in the Work of Antjie Kog and Yvonne Vera/"Beskuldig Deur Die Plek En Aangesig Van Die Ander': Onderhandelings Met Medepligtigheid in Die Work Van Antjie Krog En Yvonne Vera
Abstract This article examines how Antjie Krog and Yvonne Vera use literature to explore the issue of complicity in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Both societies have histories that are characterised by violence and trauma and neither society has engaged...
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Class Politics in Mda's Ways of dying/Klassepolitlek in Mda Se Ways of Dying
Abstract Zakes Mda's analysis and expose of nationalist politics in "Ways of dying" reveal that the unitary vision that characterised the national liberation discourse suppressed some dissonances, contradictions and disunity around the question...
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Deculturation: An Afrocentric Critique of B.M. Khaketla's Mosali a nkhola/Dekulturasie: 'N Afrosentriese Kritiek Op B.M. Khaketla Se Mosali a Nkhola
Abstract B.M. Khaketla claims, in the preface of his novel, "Mosali a nkhola", that his motivation to write the story was an increase in the incidents of ritual murder among the Basotho in the early years of the British colonial occupation of Lesotho....
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Expressions of Guilt and Remorse through the Use of Recurring Codes in Die Buiteveld by John Miles/Uitbeelding Van Skuld En Boetedoening Deur Die Gebruik Van Terugkerende Kodes in Die Buiteveld (John Miles)
Abstract The novel "Die Buiteveld" by John Miles is an unusual novel The main character is an enigma as from the start the reader has doubts about him and is in doubt of the truth. The aim of this article is to determine how recurring codes are...
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Germany: Facing the Nazi Past today/Geskiedenis, Herinnering En Die Media in Na-Oorlogse Dultsland
Abstract This article gives an overview of the changing debate on National Socialism and the question of guilt in German society. Memory had a different meaning in different generations, shaping distinct phases of dealing with the past, from silence...
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G.H. Franz's Modjadji: Archetypes of Time and the Transcendence of history/G.H. Franz Se Modjadji: Die Transendensie Van Geskiedenis Deur Argetipes Van Tyd
Abstract This article examines the Northern Sotho play, "Modjadji", written by G.H. Franz. The text, about which there is little significant critical literature, presents in mythological terms the quest of the Lobedu rain queen, Modjadji, for secure...
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"Le Plat Pays" (Jacques Brel) Poetically Praised in Afrikaans-Notes on Iconicity in the Original and Translated Chanson Texts/ "Le Plat Pays" (Jacques Brel) Poeties Besing in Afrikaans-Aantekeninge Oor Ikonisiteit in Die Oorspronklike En Vertaalde Chansontekste
Abstract The authors of this article translated the well-known chanson about Flanders, "Le plat pays", into Afrikaans as part of an extensive and ongoing Jacques Brel translation project initiated in 2005. In this analysis of both the original and...
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The Trace of Jewish Suffering in Johannes Bobrowski's poetry/Spore Van Joodse Lyding in Johannes Bobrowski Se Gedigte
Abstract Johannes Bobrowski (1917-1965) is a significant German modernist poet and novelist whose work directly engages the problematic question of German "Schuld" (guilt) in respect of the Holocaust. Although Bobrowski's poetry not only deals with...
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