This chapter considers what J. M. Coetzee has called ‘the experimental line’ within the works of black and white writers in English and Afrikaans, showing how, during the apartheid years, its playfulness and experimentalism was often passed over in critical accounts intent on identifying a literature of witness and solidarity. It also traces the continuing ‘line’ of experimentation in post-apartheid literature.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge History of South African Literature|
|Editors||David Attwell, Derek Attridge|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|