The Literature Police

The Literature Police

Apartheid Censorship and Its Cultural Consequences

eBook - 2009
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"Peter D. McDonald brings to light a wealth of new evidence - from the once secret archives of the censorship bureaucracy, from the records of resistance publishers and writers' groups both in the country and abroad - and uses extensive oral testimony. He tells the strangely tangled stories of censorship and literature in apartheid South Africa and, in the process, uncovers an extraordinarily complex web of cultural connections linking Europe and Africa, East and West." "The Literature Police affords a unique perspective on one of the most anachronistic, exploitative, and racist modern states of the post-war era, and on some of the many forms of cultural resistance it inspired. It also raises urgent questions about how we understand the category of the literary in today's globalized, intercultural world."--Jacket.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780191615436
0191615439
9780191557842
0191557846
0199591113
9780199591114
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations

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