The Significance of Anti-Apartheid Literature in a Post-Apartheid Society
In this presentation I will explore the teaching of Anti-aparthied literature (emphasising poetry)in a Post-Apartheid community. In South Africa today, twelve years after the demise of Aparthied as policy, and the embracing of democratic values and institutions, there is value in teaching Anti-apartheid literature. Principally there is significance in negotiating with texts from the past, in order to explore values and beliefs. Furthermore, it is important to consider the human expressions of the aparthied era, in order to articulate a sense of issues that inform our understanding of the current social climate in South Africa.
Keywords: Literature, Education/Teaching, Social Justice
David Edwin Robinson
Lecturer, Department of Education Studies