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Heart of Redness Zakes Mdalocating the textpost-transitional SA — balance tensionTRC-history, memory and justice?-no guarantee of truth tellingSA 1996 - 98: hope of a rainbow nation, legacy of apartheid and colonialism, povertypg 34 - at the wakeright after TRC“bone the brunt of bullets”dealing with history = satirical and ironypost-transitional ;oterature - more dominant, not a new thingcaught up with the pastdeal with the effects of the past - former generationsdespite silenceTRC “a way of silencing the past”Mda moves away from apartheid style writingrecently: writers can move away from apartheid narrative/contextneed to write about the private/home space4 key characteristics post-transitional literature1. new SA lit complicates new racial categories and where they come from2. history often interrogated in the literature, history being excavated3. space geographically over-regulated and NOW space is opening up. tension: rainbow nationbreaking down of divisions

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