The Writing of Change in South Africa: JM Coetzee; Zakes Mda and Zoe Wicomb
In "Disgrace"; "The Heart of Redness" and "David's Story" these writers present very different ways of viewing a particular cultural biosphere after 1994. While the texts are anchored in social and historical archives of collaboration and resitance to colonialism and racism, individually they search for meaning and significance in a sea of hyper-cultures and neo-identities. Cameleon-like in their vision, they focus on their prey while scrutinising the global horizon. They make widely different observations on individuals who struggle to relinquish their demons in pursuit of chialistic futures against a backdrop of desparity and inequity.
Keywords: Collaboration, Resistance, Identity, Culture, Narrative
Dr Neville James Smith
Senior Lecturer, English Studies; School of Languages, Media and Communication, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University