Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown
University of the Western Cape | uwc · Faculty of Arts

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This article emerges from a larger book-length project entitled Are Trout South African? Stories of Fish, People and Places. The question in that title is intended to be provocative. When we talk about ‘South Africanness’, or more broadly ‘national belonging’, we are usually referring to issues of human identity, or at least to something which has...
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This article is impelled by the question: how do we as academics write (about) religious or spiritual belief? In a country like South Africa, and many other postcolonial societies, this is a question which demands address, as religious and spiritual discourses pervade public and private life in ways that they may not in more secularized European co...
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Creative non-fiction has become in the sense ‘the genre’; of South African writing: writing which makes its meanings at the unstable fault line of the literary and journalistic, the imaginative and the reportorial. Duncan Brown and Antjie Krog engage in a dialogue about the possibilities of the genre of creative non-fiction in South Africa, in part...
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In this article I consider how one might approach the apparently singular figure of Nontsizi Mgqwetho, a Xhosa woman who produced an extraordinary series of Christian izibongo in newspapers in the 1920s: through what kind of language, from what critical perspective, might one think and write about her? There have been various attempts to write abou...
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For at least the last two-and-a-half decades, critical theory in the Humanities and Social Sciences has been concerned, amongst other things, with exploding the myths and fictions of nationalist thought. Instead of the coherence of 'imagined communities', or even the unity of the individual subject, it emphasizes the multiple, shifting, fragmented...
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One of the few articles to engage in an academically rigorous way with rap as a form which is concerned with urban agency, identity and location in South Africa.
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In At the Edge and Other Cato Manor Stories, Ronnie Govender offers a series of narratives of life in Cato Manor from the 1940s until its destruction in 1958/9. Against the strict delineation of identity, the control of space, a state narrative of racial separation and displacement, and an official cartography (of race and economics), Govender sets...

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