Cherry Clayton


I want to use a group of prison narratives by South African women to contest some of the implications of the current terms 'post-colonial', 'post-apartheid' and 'post-feminist'. The 'post' prefix in all cases seems to suggest a movement beyond the struggles of the past, to describe an already existing or desired state beyond the dialectic of power struggles figured in the earlier terms 'colonialism', 'apartheid' and 'feminism', which connoted sites of struggle organised around nationality, race, and gender.



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