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David Attwell <> teaches at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. He is author of J. M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing (1993), and is currently working on a book-length study entitled Fugitive Modernities: Essays on the Writing Culture of Black South Africa.

Rita Barnard is author of the forthcoming Apartheid, Literature, and the Politics of Place. Her work on South African Literature has appeared in Postmodern Culture, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Research in African Literature. She is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Undergraduate Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Barnard is currently working on a contribution to an upcoming volume on South African Cultural Studies.

Stephen Clingman <> is author of The Novels of Nadine Gordimer: History from the Inside (1986; 2nd edn. 1992), and editor of Nadine Gordimer’s The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places (1988). His biography, Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary, won the 1999 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, South Africa’s premier non-fiction prize. He is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Grant Farred, Assistant Professor of English at Williams College, is author of the forthcoming What’s My Name? Organic and Vernacular Intellectuals. He has edited a volume entitled Rethinking C. L. R. James (1996), and written the recent Midfielder’s Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa (1999). Professor Farred has forthcoming essays on sport, South African politics, World Bank literature, and identity politics.

Barbara Harlow <>, Professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, has recently edited Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook with Mia Carter. Her other publications include After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing (1996) and Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (1992). Her forthcoming book is entitled Redlined Africa: Ruth First and the Struggle over South Africa.

Michiel Heyns <> teaches at the University of Stellenbosch. He has published essays on South African fiction in such journals as Ariel and Current Writing, and has authored a book entitled Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel (1994). He is currently working on a study of war and gender in South African fiction.

Michael Marais <> teaches in the Department of English at Rand Afrikaans University. His article “Writing with Eyes Shut: Politics, Ethics, Post-Colonial Criticism and the Problem of the Other in the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee” recently appeared in English in Africa; his work has also been published in Journal of Literary Studies. He is now working on a manuscript that examines the relation between ethics and political engagement in fiction.

Meg Samuelson <>, a Ph.D. candidate at University of Cape Town, is working on a study of gender and nation in postapartheid South African narrative. She is the author of articles on Mamphela Ramphele’s A Life and Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.

Mark Sanders <> teaches in the Department of English and American Literature at Brandeis University. His forthcoming article, “Reading Lessons,” will appear in Diacritics. His work has also appeared in Postmodern Culture and Journal of South African Studies. He is currently working on two books, Complicities: The Intellectual and Apartheid and Ambiguities of Witnessing—On Testimony and Truth Commissions.

Tim Trengove Jones, who teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand, has published widely on the poetry of Philip Larkin, and more recently on gay writing and politics in South Africa. He is currently working on a study of inscriptions of gayness in South African writing.

Christopher Warnes <> is a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University. He is currently working on his dissertation.

Jennifer Wenzel <> is Assistant Professor of English at Stonehill College. Her published works include “Keys to the Labyrinth: Writing, Torture, and Coetzee’s Barbarian Girl” in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and forthcoming essays in both Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women’s Texts and Chinua Achebe: A Twentieth Century Reader. She is now working on an article about Aubrey Menen’s The Prevalence of...

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