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Title:Special issue: Imraan Coovadia
Editor:Frenkel, RonitISNI
Periodical:Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (ISSN 2159-9130)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic term:South Africa
literary criticism
About person:Imraan CoovadiaISNI
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcwr20/28/1
Abstract:Imraan Coovadia has become one of the most prominent and innovative writers in South Africa. He has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, The University of Johannesburg Prize, the M-Net Prize and an award for non-fiction. This special issue is devoted to the last 15 years of his writings. Contributions: Imraan Coovadia's metonymic aesthetics and the idea of newness in the South African cultural imaginary (Ronit Frenkel); Imraan Coovadia's post-transitional palimpsest (Andy Carolin); Towards a 'new africanity': southern connectivities and 'lusofonia' in Imraan Coovadia's alternate history in 'The Institute for Taxi Poetry' (Rebecca Fasselt); The notion of authority in 'Tales of the Metric System' (Betty Govinden); Cosmopolitan criminality: cultural entanglements and globalised crime in Imraan Coovadia's 'Green-Eyed Thieves' (Alan Muller); Culture crossing the ocean: food and language in Imraan Coovadia's 'The Wedding (2001)' (M. J. Daymond); Imraan Coovadia: the essay and/as transformation (Chris Thurman); Testing style: Imraan Coovadia's transformations and the performance of restless wisdom (Wamuwi Mbao); Imraan Coovadia in conversation with Ronit Frenkel. [ASC Leiden abstract]