Re-membering otherwise: Zoë Wicomb's “You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town” and “David's Story”
Kang, Kyoung Yee
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This thesis examines Zoë Wicomb's two books of fiction--- You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town and David's Story with a particular focus on their narratives that seek to retrieve the silenced history in apartheid South Africa. Wicomb's creative work and her several critical essays deal with the predicament which a gendered and marginalized subject confronts in a postcolonial condition in terms of self-representation and shows the writer's endeavor to come to terms with it. Drawing on the theoretical works of two postcolonial critics---Rey Chow and Gayatri Spivak, this thesis explores her work in an attempt to define the alternative mode of representation emerging 'out of' the predicament of postcolonial condition.