Euripides in South Africa: 'Medea' and 'Demea.'
Guy Butler has adapted Euripides' plays 'Medea' and 'Demea' to depict the contemporary situation that prevails in South Africa. Butler believed that the new segregation was most pernicious to those without pure racial background such as South Africa's colored population. The condition of the colored people is depicted in Butler's modernization of Euripides' 'Medea.''Demea' is also a powerful play that highlights the problem of racialism.
Publication Name: Comparative Drama
On laughter, the grotesque, and the South African transition: Zakes Mda's "Ways of Dying"
Zakes Mda's novel "Ways of Dying" compels one to contemplate the end of the apartheid regime in an antic and grotesque fashion, as part of an ongoing and far from straightforward process of decolonization. The novel provides a positive insight into the post-apartheid future and explores the history of African nations, where juridical independence was rapidly succeeded by disillusionment.
Publication Name: Novel
Interrogating mythology: The Mandela Myth and Black Empowerment in Nadine Gordimer's post-apartheid writing
Nadine Gordimer's writing on Nelson Mandela revolves around history and myth making. Gordirmer is disinclined to regard the Mandela-as-Savior myth as the obverse of the apartheid myth of the Anti-Christ, and thus both in the apartheid dispensation and in post apartheid South Africa a potentially redemptive and regenerative force.
Publication Name: Novel
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