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Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

David Johnson


Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa examines for the first time the many different texts imagining the future after the end of apartheid. Focused on well-known and obscure literary texts from the 1880s to the 1970s, as well as the many manifestos and programmes setting out visions of the future, this book charts the dreams of freedom of five major traditions of anti-colonial and anti-apartheid resistance: the African National Congress (ANC), the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), the Non-European Unity Movement (NEUM) and the Pan-Africani ... More

Keywords: South Africa, Apartheid, Freedom, Utopianism, Literature, Marxism, Politics, Protest, Resistance, Pan-Africanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430210
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Johnson, author