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Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
Safundi -- "S" represents "South Africa," "a" stands for "America," and "fundi" comes from the Xhosa verb, "-funda," which translates as "to read/learn."
November 2001, Issue 07
This article compares and contrasts Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and Magona's "To My Childrenï¿½s Children," in order to examine the emerging sense of female selfhood within the larger political and cultural structures of the United States and South Africa during the 1940s and 1950s.
"I am NOT just like one of the family...": The Black Domestic Servant and White Family Dynamics in 20th Century American and South African Literature
Using historical and literary examples of domestic servants from twentieth century South African and American literature, the author demonstrates within the context of family and the racial order how a relationship that is clearly one of inequality might be construed as one of family.
Diasporic Displacement and the Search for Black Female Identity in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby and Nadine Gordimerï¿½s None to Accompany Me
Both Toni Morrison's Tar Baby and Nadine Gordimer's None to Accompany Me feature young, modern, black women who are removed from their homelands by virtue of their childhoods spent in literal and figurative exile. Culturally displaced, they are unable to connect with their African heritage and flee to Western nations. These novels raise the question of where and what is the place of the young, black woman in the African diaspora. The author explores the impact of diaspora upon these characters, as articulated by Morrison and Gordimer, as well as its relationship to the struggle to establish black, female identity.
Globalization and Union Democracy: A Comparison of the Hormel Strike of 1985-1986 (USA) and the Volkswagen Strike of 2000 (South Africa)
The author explores the loss of union democracy within neoliberal globalization, highlighting the role that unions themselves have played in this process. The author focuses on two specific struggles, fifteen years apart but eerily similar, one in the United States and one in South Africa, as further illustration of the dynamics with which he is concerned.
David Schmahmann, Empire Settings: A Novel. Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press, 2001. 327 pp, hardcover, $21.95. ISBN 1893996166.: A Review
The author reviews Schmahmann's forthcoming novel about a South African expatriate living in the United States.
Maurice S. Evans, Black and White in the Southern States: A Study of the Race Problem in the United States from a South African Point of View, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001, xxix +299 pages.: A Review
The author reviews a reprint of Evans' analysis of race relations in the U.S. South.
April 2007, Volume 8, Number 2
January 2007, Volume 8, Number 1
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