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Authors: A(min) Beiranvand and C.Z. Liena

Title: Black Peril VS White Peril

Subtitle: A Post Colonial Criticism on J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace

Journal: Studies in Literature and Language

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Year: April 30, 2013 (Received: November 17, 2012, Accepted: January 6, 2013)

Pages: 56-60

ISSN: 1923-1555 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1923-1563 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | African History: South African History | Representations: Literature / J.M. Coetzee


Link: CSCanada (Free Access)


Abstract: »In post apartheid South Africa insecurity and rape of women are serious problems. Some Whites consider blacks as chief culprits and their media cover cases of black peril sensationally. However, the essay suggests that rape is an interracial problem and has nothing to do with colour; Moreover, the essay suggests that the sexualisation of women and insecurity is rooted in the colonization era.« (Source: Studies in Literature and Language)


  Introduction (p. 56)
  1, White Peril in Disgrace (p. 57)
  2. White Peril and Its Origin in Colonization (p. 57)
  3. Black Peril in Disgrace (p. 58)
  4. Black Peril and Its Origin in the Colonization of South Africa (p. 58)
  5. Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of Black Peril and White Peril in Post Apartheid South Africa, and in J.M. Coetzee's Disgraces (p. 59)
  Conclusion (p. 59)
  References (p. 60)

Wikipedia: J.M. Coetzee: Disgrace (novel)