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MOON, Jihie. Hybrid self-representation and performance in Breytenbach's travelogues. Tydskr. letterkd. [online]. 2011, vol.48, n.2, pp. 71-92. ISSN 2309-9070.

This article focuses on the hybrid self-representation and liminal self-positioning of Breyten Breytenbach as presented in his two travelogues, Return to Paradise (1993) and Dog Heart (1998). Firstly, the form of travel writing is shown to be a suitable genre for the manifestation of a nomadic or 'travelling' subject. Secondly, his liminal self-positioning toward Afrikaner society reflects the problem of identity in post-apartheid South Africa, as well as the writer's performance of a future agency for rehabilitating the collective self within a new South African community. Breytenbach is seen to manifest his cultural identity on the one hand, while attempting to position this identity within the multicultural society on the other.

Palavras-chave : autobiography; Breyten Breytenbach; hybridity; identity; self-positioning.

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