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Vogt, Isabelle (2009): “Born in Africa but...”: Women’s poetry of post-Apartheid South Africa in English. Dissertation, LMU München: Fakultät für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
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Abstract

The study is dedicated to the poetry of South African post-Apartheid women's poetry. Working with the primary texts, the poems themselves, the focus is on different aspects of identity which are major topics in South African poetry in general. The second and main part of the study looks into the most obviously recurring themes of contemporary South African women’s poetry: • ethnic identity, the identity within a certain group of society and the depiction of the relations between the ethnic groups, is treated in Chapter VI, • gender identity, a discussion of gender problems and womanhood and motherhood, in Chapter VII and • professional identity, being an artist, a woman poet, in Chapter VIII.