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Alternation 11,1 (2004) Perspectives on Literature and Politics


  • Jabulani Mkhize, Introduction: The Politics of Interpretation/ Theory | PDF
  • Emmanuel M. Mgqwashu, The Politics of Pedagogy in the Humanities: How can We not Speak of Language Teaching? | PDF
  • Sikhumbuzo Mngadi, Reconsidering the Copula, "and" in "Literature and Politics", and Some Thoughts on "Progressive Formalism" | PDF
  • Pumla Dineo Gqola, "... as if this burden disguised as honour did not weigh heavily on her heart": Black Women, Struggle Iconography and Nation in South African Literature | PDF
  • N.P. van Wyk Louw (Translated by Johan van Wyk), Direction in Afrikaans Literature | PDF
  • Mabogo P. More, Biko: Africana Existentialist Philosopher | PDF
  • Pravina Pillay, Gramsci on Intellectuals and Culture: A Review | PDF
  • Thengani Ngwenya, Hegemony and Autobiographical Self-Representation: The Case of Sindiwe Magona | PDF
  • V.M. Sisi Maqagi, "She's There": Strategies of Presencing in Down Second Avenue and in "Mrs Plum" | PDF
  • Minesh Dass, Response and Responsibility in Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to Our Hillbrow | PDF
  • Olivia Vermaak, Language Play and Humanism in Dambudzo Marechera's The Black Insider | PDF
  • Hervé Mitoumba Tindy, The Political Dimension of Dambudzo Marechera's Black Sunlight | PDF
  • N.N. Mathonsi, Social Concerns in C.T. Msimang's IZULU ELADUMA ESANDLWANA | PDF
  • Goolam Vahed, The Quest for a "Malay" Identity in Apartheid South Africa | PDF
  • Shane Moran, Archive Fever | PDF


  • Jabulani Mkhize, History from the Outside: Of La Guma's Dialogics, "Colouredism" and Other Shenanigans; Nahem Yousaf: Alex la Guma: Politics and Resistance | PDF
  • Sikhumbuzo Mngadi, Reading the Unpublished, or, "the university in the eyes of its pupils"; Mandisi Silver: Poetry; Jacques Derrida: The Principle of Reason: The University in the Eyes of its Pupils; Dillon Govender: Untitled collection of Poems | PDF


  • Pravina Pillay, The Lotus People : Aziz Hassim: The Lotus People | PDF
  • Sibongile Mogale, The Quiet Violence of Dreams; Sello K. Duiker: The Quiet Violence of Dreams | PDF
  • Vasanthe Padayachee, A Duty of Memory; W.P.B. Botha: A Duty of Memory | PDF


  • Judith Lütge Coullie, Recently Reviewed South African Life Writing Publications IV | PDF

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