The Significance of Anti-Apartheid Literature in a Post-Apartheid Society

David Edwin Robinson
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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
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Significance of Anti-Apartheid Literature in a Post-Apartheid Society, The

David Edwin Robinson

Lecturer, Department of Education Studies
Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I have been involved in education for 16 years, the majority of which have been in the secondary schooling environment. I am now employed in the tertiary sector, and I lecture in undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the field of language studies. I am interested in issues relating to human aganecy, social justice, and the teaching of literature.

Ref: I07P0195