Nicholas Visser (essay date 1997)
SOURCE: Visser, Nicholas. “Postcoloniality of a Special Type: Theory and Its Appropriations in South Africa.” Yearbook of English Studies: The Politics of Postcolonial Criticism 27 (1997): 79-94.
[In the following essay, Visser expounds on the development of postcolonial theories in South Africa in response to the abolition of apartheid, comparing current trends in postcolonial theory to a previously articulated theory called “Colonialism of a Special Type” (CST) and cautions against adopting a theory of definition that would in effect repeat the shortcomings of CST, thus limiting a true revitalization of South African literary and cultural practices.]
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