Post-apartheid Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Tatamkhulu Afrika
Nine Lives (poetry) 1991
Dark Rider (poetry) 1992

Mark Behr
Die reuk van apples [The Smell of Apples] (novel) 1993

Hilary Blecher
Daughter of Nebo (play) 1993

Breyten Breytenbach
The Memory of Birds in Time of Revolution (prose) 1996

André Brink
An Act of Terror (novel) 1991
Cape of Storms: The First Life of Ademaster (novel) 1993
On the Contrary (novel) 1993

J. M. Coetzee
July's People (novel) 1981
Disgrace (novel) 1999

K. Sello Duiker
Thirteen Cents (novel) 2000
The Quiet Violence of Dreams (novel) 2001

Athol Fugard
Boesman and Lena (play) 1969
My Children! My Africa! (play) 1989
Playland (play) 1992

Damon Galgut
The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs (novel) 1991

Jeanne Goosen
Ons Is Nie Almal So Nie [Not All of Us] (novel) 1990

Nadine Gordimer
Burger's Daughter (novel) 1979
None to Accompany Me (novel) 1994

Esiaba Irobi
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (play) 1989

Elsa Joubert
Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena [The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena] (novel) 1978

Antjie Krog
Country of My Skull (memoir) 1998

Ellen Kuzwayo
Call Me Woman (autobiography) 1985

Sindiwe Magona
Forced to Grow (autobiography) 1992

Zakes Mda
*The Plays of Zakes Mda (plays) 1990
And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses: Four Works (plays) 1993
Ways of Dying (novel) 1995
She Plays with the Darkness (novel) 1996
The Heart of Redness (novel) 2000

Joan Metelerkamp
Towing the Line in Signs: Three Collections of Poetry (poetry) 1992
Stone No More (poetry) 1995

Seitlhamo Motsapi
earthstepper / the ocean is very shallow (poetry) 1995

Phaswane Mpe
Welcome to Our Hillbrow (novel) 2001

Njabulo Ndebele
Fools and Other Stories (short stories) 1983
Death of a Son (novel) 1996

Mbongeni Ngema
Sarafina! (play) 1986
Sheila's Day (play) 1993

Mike Nicol
The Powers That Be (novel) 1989
This Day and Age (novel) 1992
Horseman (novel) 1995

Sol Plaatje
Mhudi: An Epic of Native Life a Hundred Years Ago (novel) 1930

Karen Press
bird heart stoning the sea (poetry) 1990

Lesego Rampolokeng
Horns for Hondo (poetry) 1990
Talking Rain (poetry) 1993

Jo-Anne Richards
The Innocence of Roast Chicken (novel) 1996

Jann Turner
Heartland (novel) 1997

Marlene van Niekerks
Triomf (novel) 1994

Tug Yourgrau
The Song of Jacob Zulu (play) 1992

*Includes Dead End, We Shall Sing for the Fatherland, Dark Voices Ring, The Hill, and The Road.

†Includes And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses, The Final Dance, Banned, and Joys of War.