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Chapman, Michael (Michael J. F.)

Works: 90 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 5,730 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Essays  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PL8014.S63, 809.8968
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Chapman
Postcolonialism : South/African perspectives by Michael Chapman( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poses two questions, Is there a role for the literary imagination in postcolonial studies? And where may one locate South Africa or, more generally, South/African perspectives, in a field delineated primarily by northern institutional purposes and practices?
Southern African literatures by Michael Chapman( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent. It covers a wide range of work from the storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by renowned figures such as Es'kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer and André Brink, encompassing traditional, popular and elite writing; literature in translation; and case studies based on topical issues. Michael Chapman argues that literary history in the southern African region is best based on a comparative method which, while respecting differences of language, race and social circumstance, seeks cultural interchange including "translations" of experience across linguistic and ethnic borders. Instead of perpetuating division, the study examines points of common reference, as it asks what makes a literary culture. Who are to be regarded as major and minor authors? What are the strengths and limitations of local and international perspectives? Should literature in today's southern Africa be confined to the art forms of poems, plays and fiction? The author seeks to answer these questions - vital to all literary discussion - in the volatile context of recent southern African history, in a style accessible to the general reader. The study is republished with a revised Preface, in which the author considers the sometimes heated debates that accompanied the book's initial appearance. Southern African Literatures, in 2000, was awarded the premier Bill Venter Prize for academic literature in South Africa
Writing home : Lewis Nkosi on South African writing by Lewis Nkosi( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of ... [Nkosi's] work in this volume focuses on his critical writing on South African literature: in Part One, on the literature of his home country, generally; in Part Two, on specific writers; and, finally, on Lewis Nkosi himself. The selections are from his major out-of-print critical collections, Home and Exile (1965, enlarged edition 1983), The Transplanted Heart (1975) and Tasks and Masks (1981), as well as from magazine and journal articles."--Pages 1-2
Green in black-and-white times : conversations with Douglas Livingstone by Michael Chapman( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living together, living apart? : social cohesion in a future South Africa by Christopher Ballantine( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 'interventions' are spurred by what in South Africa today is a buzz-phrase: social cohesion. The term, or concept, is bandied about with little reflection by leaders or spokespeople in politics, business, labour, education, sport, entertainment and the media. Yet, who would not wish to live in a socially cohesive society? How, then, do we apply the ideal in the daily round when diversity of language, religion, culture, race and the economy too often supersedes our commitment to a common citizenry? How do we live together rather than live apart? Such questions provoke the purpose of these interventions. The interventions - essays, which are short, incisive, at times provocative - tackle issues that are pertinent to both living together and living apart: equality/inequality, public pronouncement, xenophobia, safety, chieftaincy in modernity, gender-based abuse, healing, the law, education, identity, sport, new 'national' projects, the role of the arts, South Africa in the world. In focusing on such issues, the essays point towards the making of a future, in which a critical citizenry is key to a healthy society. Contributors include leading academics and public figures in South Africa today: Christopher Ballantine, Ahmed Bawa, Michael Chapman, Jacob Dlamini, Jackie Dugard, Kira Erwin, Nicole Fritz, Michael Gardiner, Gerhard Mare, Monique Marks, Rajend Mesthrie, Bonita Meyersfeld, Leigh-Ann Naidoo, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Kathryn Pillay, Faye Reagon, Brenda Schmahmann, Himla Soodyall, David Spurrett and Thuto Thipe. Christopher Ballantine, Michael Chapman and Gerhard Mare are professors emeriti who are affiliated to the University of KwaZulu-Natal. They have all published prominently in areas of the humanities and social sciences in South Africa. Kira Erwin is a researcher at the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology. Her publications focus on race, space and urban identities
The "Drum" decade : stories from the 1950s( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of African Culture by Michael Chapman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film which attempts to dispell apartheid ideology by showing black students how Africans proof of South African settlements prior to the arrival of Europeans
Voices from within : black poetry from southern Africa( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soweto poetry( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art talk, politics talk : a consideration of categories by Michael Chapman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the introductory question - how to talk about art in a politically demanding milieu - to meditations on writers ranging from JM Coetzee to Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie to Nadine Gordimer, this work offers a consideration of literary-cultural tradition and innovation that in many ways is a model for the world
South African English poetry : a modern perspective by Michael Chapman( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Century of South African poetry by Michael Chapman( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected works by Roy Campbell( Book )

in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SA lit : beyond 2000( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking beyond 2000, these surveys of fiction, drama, poetry and autobiographical writing include coverage of poetry in English and Afrikaans, South African Indian writing, Zulu literature, oral performance, 'queer' fiction and literature of diasporic and ecological concern"--Page 4 of cover
Perspectives on South African English literature( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African poems of Thomas Pringle by Thomas Pringle( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Livingstone : a critical study of his poetry by Michael James Faulds Chapman( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new century of South African poetry( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soweto poetry : literary perspectives( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omnibus of a century of South African short stories( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Postcolonialism : South/African perspectives
Southern African literaturesThe "Drum" decade : stories from the 1950sArt talk, politics talk : a consideration of categoriesAfrican poems of Thomas PringleSoweto poetry : literary perspectivesOmnibus of a century of South African short stories
Alternative Names

Chapman, M. J. F.

Chapman, M. J. F. (Michael J. F.)

Chapman, Michael 19..-... professeur à l'Université du Natal

Chapman, Michael 1945-

Chapman, Michael Donald

Chapman, Michael James Faulds

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Chapman, Michael, professeur à l'Université du Natal, 19..-....

Chapman, Micheal

Chapman, Micheal Donald

Chapman, Mike musicien

Chapmann, Mike 1947-

Michael Chapman

Michael, M. J. F.

Mike 1947-

Mike Chapman australischer Plattenproduzent und Songwriter

Mike Chapman australský hudební producent

Mike Chapman muziekproducent uit Australië

Mike Chapman producent muzyczny i autor piosenek

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