| "The rising of the new sun" : time within Sindiwe Magona's Mother to mother and Zakes Mda's Heart of redness
||This thesis takes a postcolonial perspective; however, it also utilizes theories on time and culture from an anthropological foundation. To fully understand how Magona and Mda present time, I first examine the nature of time in the Xhosa culture. Thi...
|Re-inhabiting the islands : senses of place in the poetry of Gary Snyder and Derek Walcott
||Building on the castaway narratives in both Gary Snyder‘s and Derek Walcott‘s poetry, I use Yann Martel‘s novel Life of Pi as a contemporary analogue for reading Snyder‘s Pacific journeys, in Regarding Wave and Turtle Island, and the quests of Omeros...
|The unspoken voices of apartheid : confessions of the interregnum
||This thesis examines the relationship between silence and confession in Athol Fugard’s Tsotsi, Sindiwe Magona’s Mother to Mother, and J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace in order to show that the act of confession is often problematic, specifically when some ch...
|Living in limbo : creating transnational identities in literature
||This thesis examines the ways transnational identities are created in three works
of fiction: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), Julia Alvarez’s How the García Girls
Lost Their Accents (1991), and Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness (2000). I base ...