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Miriam Tlali: writing freedom

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-11T16:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-11T16:15:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-11 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/miriam-tlali en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16057
dc.description.abstract Miriam Tlali was a novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and activist against apartheid and patriarchal confinement. She worked consistently to build literary and political community, was one of the founders of Staffrider magazine, promoting the work of younger writers, and was the most prolific writer of her time. Hailed as the first black woman to publish a novel within the country in English under apartheid, and as the first black woman to significantly impact the male terrain of South African short story writing, Tlali held the mantle of many firsts. Fiercely opposed to censorship, she went to great lengths to undermine the will and impact of the apartheid censors and wrote many essays exposing the violence and hypocrisy of apartheid censors. A prolific writer whose plays were performed on two continents, Tlali was routinely banned in South Africa once after a mere public reading of a story before it was even published. Tlali was recognised as an important South African literary voice, and her first novel was translated into Japanese, Dutch, German and Polish, while it remained banned in the country of her birth. This new addition to the Voices of Liberation series, Miriam Tlali: Writing Freedom, brings together select original writing by Tlali with analyses of the many ways in which she imagined freedom. Like the other books in the Voices of Liberation series, this title surfaces how Tlali's writing of freedom retains relevance beyond the specific site and conditions of its emergence. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject FREEDOM en
dc.subject BLACK WOMEN en
dc.subject HUMANITIES en
dc.subject TLALI en
dc.subject MIRIAM en
dc.title Miriam Tlali: writing freedom en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Deputy CEO: Research en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12026 en
dc.PageNumber 240 en
dc.outputnumber 11178 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gqola, P.D. (2021) <i>Miriam Tlali: writing freedom. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gqola, P.D. en

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