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Vladislavić, Ivan

BRIAN MACASKILL

Subject Imperial, Colonial, and Postcolonial History » Postcolonial History

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444334982.2016.x


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Ivan Vladislavić is a prize-winning novelist, editor, and commentator on the arts including conceptual graphics, cityscape, and architecture. The arts just specified, like music and like much in Vladislavić's writing, are all fundamentally anti-mimetic: they create space rather than copying anything as such. Writing thus, and in various capacities, Vladislavić is one of the most creatively important of interregnal and post-apartheid literary voices in South Africa. Vladislavić's origins are as heterogeneous as the discourses that animate his narratives. Of Croatian origin on his father's side and Irish and English “with a dash of German” on his mother's side, Vladislavić was in 1957 born in Pretoria as a second-generation South African on both sides of the family. He moved to Johannesburg in the 1970s to study at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has since become intimately associated with this city, which informs much of his writing. As a student, Vladislavić majored in both English and Afrikaans literatures, though he acknowledges studies in Afrikaans as being more influential to his (Anglophone) writing, given that programs of study in Afrikaans at the time were more radically open to contemporary South African fictions at the curricular level, and to the continental influences of poststructuralist thought. After university, Vladislavić worked for several years as a proofreader ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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