Dr. Angelo Fick
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Dr. Angelo Fick is editor-in-chief of Bracket and teaches in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. His research interests include: Representation of Black South African women’s subjectivities, identity and ethics, media and modernity.
- Feb 2nd, 2005: Cleaning out the Literary Closet: Anglophone South African Fiction's New Interregnum
Recent South African fiction continues to be obsessed with ‘race’ as a social and biological construct. Early examinations of this problematic by the Nobel Prize winners Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee do not seem tov have fallen on fruitful ground. Contemporary writing (e.g. Rayda Jacobs, Zakes Mda) appears to be regressively entangled with the ‘race’ question.
- Feb 3rd, 2005: On the Possessive (Dis)Investment in Whiteness: J.M. Coetzee's Post-Apartheid Narratives
In his Jerusalem Prize Acceptance Speech Coetzee outlines that the price of fraternity (normal social relations) between Black and white South Africans may involve equality and liberty. In his post-apartheid oeuvre he reiterates his critique of white South African subjectivity so eloquently articulated in his earlier work.