The Albie Sachs Debate

Ménager-Everson, S. V.
December 1992
Research in African Literatures;Winter1992, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p59
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This article focuses on South African literature in the 19th century. In 1990, many South African writers chose to reevaluate their positions in a process that continues to provoke excitement among intellectuals of all persuasions and from all parts of the country. According to Michael Chapman, South African literature during the late 1980s brought little that was new; in a way, it lived from the inheritance of the 1970s, an inheritance that reflected the rise of the Black Consciousness movement. The conception of authors' role was nearly identical to that of their forbears. Their techniques and styles echoed innovations discovered by writers of the 1970s.


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