Finding my Way: Reflections on South African Literature by Brown, D
Publisher: UKZN Press 2020
This book offers a series of reflections on the field of South African literature from the perspective of 2020. It emerges from Duncan Brown’s experiences of three decades of working in this field of writing and scholarship, and is both a personal intellectual exploration and an engagement with the institutional history of literary studies in South Africa and elsewhere. Several interrelated questions are woven through the chapters: recovering ‘the literary’; literary studies ‘after theory’; religion and spirituality; ‘other’ modes of writing and reading; rereadings; South African literary history postapartheid; canonicity; national/transnational identity; and multilingualism and translation.