WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, J. U. (Johan U.)

Overview
Works: 30 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,637 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR9369.3.M4, 820.9968
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by J. U Jacobs
Diaspora and identity in South African fiction by J. U Jacobs( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South African identities, as they are represented in the contemporary South African novel, are not homogeneous, but fractured and often conflicted: African, Afrikaner, 'colored, ' English, and Indian. None can be regarded as rooted or pure, whatever essentialist claims the members of these various ethnic and cultural communities might want to make for them. All of them, this study argues, are deeply divided and have arisen, directly or indirectly, out of the experience of diasporic displacement, migration, and relocation, from the colonial, African, and Indian diasporas to present-day migrations into and out of South Africa, as well as diasporic dislocations within Africa. The book contains 20 works by 12 contemporary South African novelists - Breyten Breytenbach, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Aziz Hassim, Michiel Heyns, Elsa Joubert, Zakes Mda, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Karel Schoeman, Patricia Schonstein Pinnock, Ivan Vladislavic, and Zoe Wicomb - and shows how diaspora is a dominant theme in contemporary South African fiction, and how the diasporic subject is a most recognizable figure."--Back cover
Ways of writing : critical essays on Zakes Mda( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ways of Writing is the first volume of essays devoted to a critical appraisal of Zakes Mda, the award-winning South African novelist and playwright. In his plays and novels, which draw on both Western and indigenous performance traditions, Mda engages with the history of southern Africa during and after apartheid. Writing from a position of exile, as well as from within his native country, he examines the lives of ordinary people and the ways in which they come to terms with the effects of apartheid. Mda has distinguished himself not only as a playwright and novelist, but also as a literary and cultural theorist and activist. He is a significant voice among the many in contemporary South Africa that exploit innovative forms to explore a culture in transition." "This book demonstrates the wide range of both Mda's work and its critical reception, with discussions of his fiction and drama by scholars from South Africa, Europe and the USA. The essays reinforce the impression of an original and challenging writer whose creative skills have been used to focus attention on the plight of the underprivileged. This volume provides stimulating reading to anyone with an interest in Zakes Mda, in particular, and in South African writing in general."--Jacket
Momentum : on recent South African writing( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.k.a. Breyten Breytenbach : critical approaches to his writings and paintings( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume hold up for scrutiny, in diverse ways, many facets of the artistic output of Breyten Breytenbach, the Afrikaans poet who first became a public figure in apartheid South Africa - his poetry, his fictional and nonfictional prose, his plays, and his painting and drawing. The approaches adopted by the authors of the essays range from the largely theoretical to the more popular forms of the interview and the review." "Collectively, they represent a kaleidoscope of approaches, viewpoints and foci; their various critical and analytical colorations make up a timely statement about the centrality of this important artist's creativity, engagement, 'exile' and belongness to a land once impacting under its own contradictions and now experiencing an efflorescence that still harbours the paradoxes that Breytenbach's protean craft uncompromisingly anatomizes."--BOOK JACKET
Justify the enemy : becoming human in South Africa by Zakes Mda( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda. It showcases his role as a public intellectual with the inclusion of public lectures, essays and media articles. Mda focuses on South Africa's history and the present, identity and belonging, the art of writing, human rights, global warming and why he is unable to keep silent on abuses of power. Some of his best-known novels include Ways of Dying (1995, MNet Book Prize); The Heart of Redness (2000, Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Africa, and Sunday Times Fiction Prize); The Madonna of Excelsior (2002, one of the Top Ten South African books published in the Decade of Democracy); The Whale Caller (2005); Cion (2007); Black Diamond (2009); The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (2013); Rachel's Blue (2014); and Little Suns (2015, Sunday Times Literary Award). Zakes Mda was born in Herschel in the Eastern Cape in 1948 and studied in South Africa, Lesotho and the United States. He wrote his first short story at the age of fifteen and has since won major South African and British literary awards for his novels and plays. His writing has been translated into twenty languages. Mda is a professor of Creative Writing at Ohio University
East meets West by Reiko Aiura( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 13th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, held at Biwako in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, in the summer of 2010, fully maintained the tradition established in this long-running conference series of bringing together scholars from many countries and many fields of specialisation. Although the conferences have taken place in widely scattered locations, this was the first to be held in an Asian country; and the opportunity this presented of focusing on the cultural lin
Remuneration of graduates as at 1 July 1994 : engineer, architect and related occupations by J. U Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document, which is based on data gathered during a September 1994 mail survey of 215,284 South African graduates that elicited a total response rate of 18.3%, details the remuneration of graduates (as of July 1, 1994) in a wide range of occupations in the following categories: legal; religious; social science; humanities; and art, sport, and entertainment. Presented first are brief descriptions of the survey group; survey questionnaire, procedures used to analyze/present the data, and nature/scope of data reported under the various table headings. The nine tables constituting the remainder of the document present data on the following: median income of graduates working full time according to employer sector/occupation (overall and by gender), occupation/region/employer sector, occupation/post level/employer sector, occupation/work experience/employer sector, and occupation/working hours/employer sector; median income of full-time employees and self-employed persons according to occupation/economic sector; comparison of the income of men and women working full time according to occupation/work experience; and median income of graduates working full time according to occupation/work experience/population group/employer sector and field and level of study and employer sector. Included in the document are English and Afrikaans versions of the study report. (MN)
Remuneration of graduates as at 1 July 1994 : medical and health science occupations by Johan Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document, which is based on data gathered during a September 1994 mail survey of 215,284 South African graduates that elicited a total response rate of 18.3%, details the remuneration of graduates (as of July 1, 1994) in the following occupational categories: medical professions; dental professions; veterinary professions; pharmaceutical professions; supplementary medical occupations; nursing occupations; and health services occupations. Presented first are brief descriptions of the survey group; survey questionnaire, procedures used to analyze/present the data, and nature/scope of data reported under the various table headings. The nine tables constituting the remainder of the document present data on the following: median income of graduates working full time according to employer sector/occupation (overall and by gender), occupation/region/employer sector, occupation/post level/employer sector, occupation/work experience/employer sector, and occupation/working hours/employer sector; median income of full-time employees and self-employed persons according to occupation/economic sector; comparison of the income of men and women working full time according to occupation/work experience; and median income of graduates working full time according to occupation/work experience/population group/employer sector and field and level of study and employer sector. Included in the document are English and Afrikaans versions of the study report. (MN)
Remuneration of graduates as at 1 July 1994. ; Vergoeding van gegradueerdes soos op 1 Julie 1994. 2, Kort verslag by Johan Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1994, South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council mailed 215,284 questionnaires to graduates to ascertain their occupational income as of July 1, 1994. The 39,495 questionnaires returned represented a response rate of 18.3%. Thirteen percent (5,138) of the respondents received no income. Of the economically active respondents, 40% were employed in the public sector and earned a median income package worth 90300 Rand (R90300). The median income package of the 39% of respondents employed in the private sector equaled R117100, whereas that of the 21% of respondents who were self-employed equaled R143600. Individuals employed in the public sector usually had more working experience than their counterparts in the private sector, and self-employed people generally had more experience and worked longer hours than either public sector or private sector employees. (This detailed survey report includes 13 tables/figures detailing the responding graduates' remuneration by the following: occupation; employment in the public and private sectors versus self-employment; geographical area; post level; years of work experience; working hours; economic sector; gender; population group; and qualification. Appended is a list of occupational groups. An alphabetical index of occupations is included. Side-by-side English and Afrikaans versions of the document are provided .) (MN)
Remuneration of graduates as at 1 July 1994 : managerial and administrative occupations by Johan Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document, which is based on data gathered during a September 1994 mail survey of 215,284 South African graduates that elicited a total response rate of 18.3%, details the remuneration of graduates (as of July 1, 1994) in a wide range of administrative, managerial, and clerical occupations in the public and private sectors and in self-employment. The first quarter of the document contains brief descriptions of the survey group, survey questionnaire, procedures used to analyze and present the data, and nature/scope of data reported under the following categories: salary, fringe benefits, package, percentile value, occupation, employer sector, geographical distribution, post level, age/years of work experience, employment status/working hours, and economic sector. In the eight tables constituting the remainder of the document, data on the median income of graduates working full time are presented under the following category headings: employer sector and occupation; managerial level and occupation; occupation, managerial level, and geographical region; occupation, managerial level and economic sector; occupation, managerial level, and gender; occupation, managerial level, and population group; and occupation, work experience, population group, and employer sector. Included in the document are English and Afrikaans versions of the study report. (MN)
A.k.a. Breyten Breytenbach : critical approaches to his writings and paintings( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remuneration of graduates as at 1 July 1994 : human resources, financial and economic occupations by Johan Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentum : South African writing, 1976-1983( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrating the Island : Robben Island in South African literature by J. U Jacobs( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alter ego : a study of the dual persona of the artist in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American novel by Johan Uys Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interpreting violence in contemporary South African fiction by J. U Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing in no man's land : representation in contemporary South African literature by J. U Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Translating the 'Heart of Darkness' : cross-cultural discourse in the contemporary Congo book by J. U Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.12 for Diaspora a ... to 0.95 for A.k.a. Bre ...)

Ways of writing : critical essays on Zakes Mda
Covers
A.k.a. Breyten Breytenbach : critical approaches to his writings and paintingsA.k.a. Breyten Breytenbach : critical approaches to his writings and paintings
Alternative Names
Jacobs, Johan U.

Languages
English (72)