Factual/Fictional Eye-Witnessing of the Political Transition in South Africa – Mike Nicol’s The Waiting Country: A South African Witness

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Bartnik, Ryszard;
  • Publisher: Department of Dutch and South African Studies, Faculty of English
  • Subject: post-apartheid South Africa | democratic elections | memoir | referential writing | the past vs. the future | factual and fictional writing

This paper concerns Mike Nicol’s memoir The Waiting Country, in which the author positions himself as an eyewitness of dramatic and outstanding events going on in South Africa before and during the elections of 1994. The primary goal the author assumes is to interpre... View more
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