Miriam tlali between two worlds

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Between Two Worlds by Miriam Tlali

Set in Soweto outside Johannesburg, Between Two Worlds is one of the most important novels of South Africa under apartheid. Originally published under the title Muriel at Metropolitan, the novel was for some years banned (on the grounds of language derogatory to Afrikaners) even as it received worldwide acclaim. It was later issued in the Longman African Writers Series, but has for some years been out of print and unavailable.This Broadview edition includes a new introduction by the author describing the circumstances in which she wrote Between Two Worlds.
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Between Two Worlds

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She was the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel , [1] Muriel at Metropolitan , in She was also one of the first to write about Soweto. Most of her writing was originally banned by the South African apartheid regime. Tlali drew on her experiences as an office clerk for her first book, Muriel at Metropolitan , a semi-autobiographical novel whose "viewpoint is a new one in South African literature". In Ravan Press published Muriel at Metropolitan : "only after removing certain extracts they thought would certainly offend the Censorship Board — the South African literary watchdog. But despite this effort, the novel was banned almost immediately after publication because the Censorship Board pronounced it undesirable in the South African political context.

A widely traveled black woman writer, Miriam Tlali lives in Soweto, and her novels and plays are about conditions in that traumatized black township. Although her first two novels, Muriel at Metropolitan and Amandla were both banned by the South African apartheid regime, she has been able to respond to numerous invitations to lecture and to participate in workshops abroad. In she attended the International Writers Program in Iowa, and she spent the academic year at Yale University. Tlali's other writings include two collections of short storiesMihloti and Soweto Stories and two plays, the latest being Crimen Injuria, which was staged at Yale in the spring of Between two worlds.


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