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02 March 2012

The many voices of South Africa’s past

Kim Trollip

Mail and Guardian online,  02 March 2012 

In the 1970s the great Belgian literary historian Albert Gérard called for a multilingual — that is to say, properly national — literary history of South Africa. The fact that we did not have one, he said acerbically, reflected the effects of apartheid on the country’s ­intellectual life.

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Kim Trollip

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