Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-Apartheid
This original book is a much needed and far reaching exploration of post-apartheid South African life world. Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence and xenophobia as well as experimentation and desegregation, which characterizes the present. The author explores the concept of entanglement in relation to reading of literature, new media forms and painting. In the process, she moves away from a persistence apartheid optic, drawing on the ideas of sameness and their limits, in order to elicit ways of living and imaging that are just starting to take shape and for which we might not yet have a name. In the background of her investigations lies a preoccupation with a future-oriented politics, one that builds on largely unexplored terrains of mutuality while being attentive to a historical experience of confrontation and injury.