”Sue Kossew’s book on J.M. Coetzee and André Brink, quietly published in an imprint slowly gaining recognition, is one of the more significant books yet to appear in the burgeoning field devoted to South African literature.” in: Research in African Literatures, Vol. 31, Nr. 1, Spring 2000
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1 History, Mythography and Colonial Fictions. Dusklands (1974), An Instant in the Wind (1976) and The First Life of Adamastor (1993). 2 Language, Power and Place. In the Heart of the County (1977) and Looking on Darkness (1974). 3 Colonizer/Colonized: Paradoxes of Self and Other. Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) and A Dry White Season (1979). 4 Re/presenting the Afrikaner. Rumours of Rain (1978) and An Act of Terror (1991). 5 Narrative, Silence, Voice. A Chain of Voices (1982) and Life & Times of Michael K (1983). 6 Authorship/Authority. The Wall of the Plague (1984) and Foe (1986). 7 Writing as Political Intervention. States of Emergency (1988) and Age of Iron (1990). 8 Text/Intertext. The Master of Petersburg (1994) and On the Contrary (1993). Conclusion. Bibliography.