The term coconut is one of several edible designations used to describe someone who, due to his or her behavior, identifications, or because they have been raised by whites, is black on the outside and white on the inside. In this book Natasha Distiller explores historic and contemporary uses of Shakespeare in South African society which illustrate the complexities of colonial and post-colonial realities as they relate to iconic Englishness. Shakespeare and the Coconuts offers an alternative vision that reformulates simplistic racial binaries through an interrogation of the relationship between Shakespeare and a particular construction of what it means to be South African and African. Beginning with Solomon Plaatjie, the author looks at the development of an elite group educated in English and able to use Shakespeare to formulate South African works and identities. Distiller then explores the South African Shakespearian tradition postapartheid. Shakespeare and the Coconuts engages with aspects of South Africa's complicated political and cultural worlds, and their intersections.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Natasha Distiller
Publisher: Wits University Press
Imprint: Wits University Press
Dimensions: Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.50cm
ISBN 10: 1868145611
Publication Date: 15 September 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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