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Is Afrikaans Literature a World Literature? New Notes on an Old Field
Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Leon de Kock
2015-04-09

"'A world literature' ... gets us asking a really hard question: What are the standards by which a set group of texts or writers – not the one, but also not the many – can be said to be 'of the world', or of a world standard?"

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Found in Translation

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2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry

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Karin Schimke wins the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Prize for English Poetry