Politics and aesthetics in contemporary black South African poetry

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dc.contributor.advisor D.C. Klopper en_US
dc.contributor.author Mashige, Mashudu Churchill
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T09:48:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T09:48:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7166
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation an examination is made of the different strands of contemporary South African protest and resistance poetry. This is done by way of analysing selected poems to highlight the relationship which exists between politics and aesthetics and to illustrate that the two concepts are not mutually exclusive. A brief history of written African protest and resistance poetry is provided in an attempt to put this poetry within its historical context and to trace its influences and development. The poems are then examined with the express aim of identifying and understanding their themes and the socio-political contexts from which they emanate. These contexts are then shown to have important implications in so far as the aesthetics of protest and resistance poetry is concerned. The dissertation highlights the fact that for this poetry to be fully appreciated, there is a need to recognize the particular circumstances which surround it. This recognition is essential because these circumstances are instrumental in the shaping of the poetry and the formation of an aesthetics of protest and resistance. An examination of whether this type of poetry has any socio-political relevance and literary significance to contemporary South Africa is made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject South African poetry (English) -- Black authors -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject South African poetry (English) -- Black authors -- Political aspects en_US
dc.subject Politics and literature -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject Aesthetics en_US
dc.title Politics and aesthetics in contemporary black South African poetry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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