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Fiction and Truth in Transition
Writing the present past in South Africa and Argentina
Reihe: Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/ Etudes d'Anthropologie Sociale de l'Université de Fribourg
Bd. 34, 2012, 520 S., 49.90 EUR, 49.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-80122-7
What can fiction tell us about the world that journalism and science cannot? This simple, vast question is the starting-point for an interrogation of the relationship between literary fiction and society's dramatic transformation in South Africa and Argentina over the past two three decades. The resulting discursive text borders on both journalism and literature, incorporating reportage, essay and memoir.
Oscar Hemer (b. 1954) is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, and a senior lecturer at Malmö University, Sweden. He holds a Ph. D. In Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo, Norway.