Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Local heroes fight back

Back in 1984, a year after I arrived in South Africa, I was approached by some students conducting research on opinions about South African writing, to which I gave the answer: "It's awful!" I can no longer recall how I came to form that opinion, but for many years there has been a kind of cultural snobbery in South Africa that has relegated local writing to the inferior, mediocre and not-as-good-as-overseas categories. Read more here

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