By Kirstine Steno

Bachelor Thesis from the 12 months 2008 within the topic Literature - Africa, grade: BA, collage of Copenhagen (Institute of English, Germanic and Romance Studies), path: South African Literature/Postcolonial experiences, language: English, summary: within the latter a part of the twentieth and the start of the twenty first century it has develop into a growing number of universal for males to put in writing female literature. even if this feels like a contradiction, Monica Bungaro issues out that “in precept, males may be feminists,” yet as she maintains “they can't be women.” (Bungaro, 2005: forty eight) Representing the oppressed different is often precarious, rather while you're a member of the oppressing category. for this reason, even the male feminist inherently incorporates the load of being an oppressor of ladies and his representations will inevitably be scrutinized to a bigger expand than related works written via ladies. during this paper, i'm going to enterprise an research of such male authored representations of the female as I discover male authors’ building of woman characters and their “imagined viewpoint of the other sex.” (Morgan, 1994: 1)
For this paper i've got selected to paintings with the novels Imaginings of Sand via André verge of collapse and Achmat Dangor’s sour Fruit . those authors signify diverse demographics, Whites and Coloreds respectively. not just have they got varied pores and skin colours, they every one take departure in varied eras of post-apartheid South Africa. After a long time of apartheid rule, the country’s first democratic election happened on April twenty seventh 1994. To so much South Africans, at the present time represented the start of the hot South Africa; the Rainbow kingdom that was once to unite all races lower than one democratic executive. The euphoria of this really major occasion left its mark on contemporaries resembling André verge of collapse who had witnessed the liberation fight and criticized the apartheid regime for years. the 1st novel he published after 1994, Imaginings of Sand, is therefore marked via the passion that denominated the time. breaking point himself describes the 12 months of publishing as “… a time whilst the novelty has no longer relatively worn off however the euphoria of freedom has started to offer strategy to a extra life like evaluate of the place now we have come from, the place we're now, and the place we will be heading for.” (Brink, 1996: 1)

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