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Wicomb, Zoë (1948—) By Whittington, Ian

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1147-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Novelist, short-story writer and essayist Zoë Wicomb was born in Namaqualand, South Africa. Much of her fiction and criticism deals with the construction of racial identity in South Africa. Under the Apartheid system, Wicomb and her family were considered ‘coloured’, the label applied to, among others, persons of mixed racial background.

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Whittington, Ian. "Wicomb, Zoë (1948—)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 20 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1147-1

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