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Running Towards Us

By Edited by Isabel Balseiro

    Running towards Us indeed! The contributors to Isabel Balseiro's collection of creative writing from post-apartheid South Africa bring out an urgency, a sense of direction, and a compelling engagement for their readers, "us," a renewed version of the spirit that once animated the anti-apartheid movement and now inspired the impetus toward a new global political and cultural formation at the turn of the century.
    —Barbara Harlow, Professor in the English Department, University of TexasAustin
    A lively collection that brings together new and established writers. For a sense of the temper of the times in South Africa, this is the book to read.
    —J.M. Coetzee, Author of The Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace
    This magnificent anthology of South African writing includes both fiction and poetry, both established writers and new voices; it captures the rich diversity of post-Apartheid writing and defies homogenizing labels; it is essential reading for all interested in postcolonial literatures.
    —Zoë Wicomb, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
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    Running towards Us indeed! The contributors to Isabel Balseiro's collection of creative writing from post-apartheid South Africa bring out an urgency, a sense of direction, and a compelling engagement for their readers, "us," a renewed version of the spirit that once animated the anti-apartheid movement and now inspired the impetus toward a new global political and cultural formation at the turn of the century.
    —Barbara Harlow, Professor in the English Department, University of TexasAustin
    A lively collection that brings together new and established writers. For a sense of the temper of the times in South Africa, this is the book to read.
    —J.M. Coetzee, Author of The Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace
    This magnificent anthology of South African writing includes both fiction and poetry, both established writers and new voices; it captures the rich diversity of post-Apartheid writing and defies homogenizing labels; it is essential reading for all interested in postcolonial literatures.
    —Zoë Wicomb, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
In Running Towards Us, 31 contemporary authors offer literary responses to the end of apartheid, demonstrating what the creative imagination in South Africa has to offer at the turn of the 21st century. This book imaginatively presents art-making at the interface of contested narratives of the past and the present.

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