To Speak of this Land

Identity and Belonging in South Africa and Beyond

By Duncan Brown

Questions of identity, belonging, and place are crucial issues in South Africa today. To Speak of this Land explores these issues in a way that is academically rigorous but refreshingly accessible. Duncan Brown's focus is South Africa - spanning Bushman storytelling, rock painting, and aboriginal land claims; African-Christian identity formations; Mazisi Kunene's Emperor Shaka the Great; Ronnie Govender's Cato Manor stories; the poetry of Douglas Livingstone; and the rap music of Prophets of da City - but he draws on comparative material from elsewhere in the world, as well as stressing the 'global' aspects of 'local' identities. To Speak of this Land offers thought-provoking answers for a South African context to this internationally challenging question.

214 pages

Publication Date: 6/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781869140816