Cities in Flux: Metropolitan Spaces in South African Literary and Visual Texts

ab 24,90 

Olivier Moreillon, Alan Muller, Lindy Stiebel (Eds.)

Festschrift in Honour of Professor em. Dr. Therese Steffen

ISBN 978-3-643-80241-5
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2017
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Schweizerische Afrikastudien – Etudes africaines suisses


The essays in this volume all circle around questions of
urbanisation in (post-)apartheid South Africa and its
effects on the country’s socio-political realities as well
as its representation in, and effect on, the country’s
literary and artistic production. (South) Africa’s
continuous urbanisation is expressed in the title of this
book: `Cities in Flux‘. The contributions account for the
constant flow of people (not only into, within, and out of a
city, but also between different cities), the continuously
changing conditions (both physical and immaterial as well as
past and present) of (South) Africa’s urban areas, and these
shifting conditions‘ effects on (South) Africa’s cities.

Olivier Moreillon is a researcher at the
Department of English at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Alan Muller is a Junior Fellow at the Bayreuth International
Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), Germany.

Lindy Stiebel is Professor Emeritus of English Studies at
the University of KwaZulu-Natal.