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Author: Roger Field
ISBN13: 978-1847010179
Title: Alex la Guma: A Literary and Political Biography
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Language: English
Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: James Currey (February 18, 2010)
Pages: 272

Alex la Guma: A Literary and Political Biography by Roger Field



Best known as a novelist and political activist, Alex la Guma (1925-85) was also a journalist, comic strip arti. Drawing on a far wider range of his writing and artwork, some previously unpublished, this book combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into his major texts: A Walk in the Night (1962), And a Threefold Cord /(1964), The Stone Country (1967), In the Fog of the Seasons' End (1972), A Soviet Journey (1975) and Time of the Butcherbird(. ROGER FIELD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Western Cape. Southern Africa: Jacana (Paperback).

Alex la Guma: A Literary. has been added to your Cart. AFRICAN LITERATURE TODAY 29 Roger Field has skillfully extracted for the reader countless insights in this exhaustive study. There is a wealth of information here for both literary and political scholars. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES A scholarly work with an extremely wide frame of reference whose assemblage of the fragments of la Guma's life is often illuminating. Leeds african studies bulletin.

Alex La Guma: A Literary and Political Biography. Woodbridge, UK: James Currey (2010). Chandramohan, Balasubramanyam, A Study in Trans-Ethnicity in Modern South Africa: The Writings of Alex La Guma, 1925-1985. Tribute to Alex La Guma in Rixaka, cultural journal of ANC, No. 3/86. Alex La Guma biography from South African History Online.

Online ISBN: 9781846157875. Your name Please enter your name. Drawing on a far wider range of his writing and artwork, some previously unpublished, this book combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into his major texts: 'A Walk in the Night' (1962), 'And a Threefold Cord' (1964), 'The Stone Country' (1967), 'In the Fog of the Seasons' End' (1972), 'A Soviet Journey' (1975) and 'Time of the Butcherbird'.

While La Guma's father was an important role model, most critics have overlooked his mother's contribution to his literary and political development. The South African years (1925-1966) of Alex la Guma is examined in this thesis. While La Guma's father was an important role model, most critics have overlooked his mother's contribution to his literary and political development. Throughout the thesis the same point is made about Blanche, La Guma's wife, who supported him in many ways

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Field, Roger Michael. Throughout the thesis the same point is made about Blanche, La Guma's wife, who supported him in many ways

Roger Field has skillfully extracted for the reader countless insights in this exhaustive study. Since Field makes a case for a informed" biography, he starts with the father and fortunately Alex la Guma's father was a fascinating figure in his own right.

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While Cecil Abrahams based his biography of Alex la Guma (1985) essentially on his personal experiences and contacts, Roger Field could use the collection of the la Guma papers in the University of the Western Cape library.

Best known as a novelist and political activist, Alex la Guma (1925-85) was also a journalist, comic strip artist, reviewer, sketcher, painter, short story writer and travel writer. Born in Cape Town's famous multiracial District Six, he was a founder member of the South African Coloured People's Organisation and a leading member of the Congress Alliance during the 1950s and 1960s. Due to his political activity he was detained without trial, shot at, placed under house arrest, and ultimately tried for treason in 1956-61. He reluctantly went into exile in 1966, where he continued his writing and political work for the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party, travelling widely as an ANC spokesperson on cultural matters. In 1979 he became the ANC's Chief Representative in Central and Latin America and moved to Havana, where he died in 1985. La Guma attracted the attention of critics and literary scholars from the time his first short stories appeared in the 1950s, and he has been hailed by such important literary figures as Achebe, Soyinka and J.M. Coetzee. His novels continue to sell steadily and inspire comments by literary critics, who have studied different aspects of his work, but who have left the rest of his life and his literary and political influences relatively untouched. Drawing on a far wider range of his writing and artwork, some previously unpublished, this book combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into his major texts: A Walk in the Night (1962), And a Threefold Cord /(1964), The Stone Country (1967), In the Fog of the Seasons' End (1972) , A Soviet Journey (1975) and Time of the Butcherbird(1979). ROGER FIELD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Western Cape. Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana): Jacana (PB)