Lewis Nkosi. The Black Psychiatrist | Flying Home: Texts, Perspectives, Homage

  • Language: English
  • 468 pages
  • ISBN:
  • Print: 978-3-905758-88-7
  • PDF: 978-3-905758-95-5
Astrid Starck-Adler, Dag Henrichsen (eds.)

Lewis Nkosi. The Black Psychiatrist | Flying Home: Texts, Perspectives, Homage

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This rich volume is dedicated to the astounding South African writer and literary critic Lewis Nkosi (1936–2010). In this book, Nkosi’s celebrated one-act play “The Black Psychiatrist” is published together with its unpublished sequel “Flying Home,” a play on the satirically fictionalized inauguration of Mandela as South African president. Critical appraisals, tributes and recollections by scholars and friends reflect on the beat of his writing and life.

An ideal volume for those encountering Lewis Nkosi for the first time as well as for those already devoted to his work. Edited by Astrid Starck, a literary scholar, and Dag Henrichsen, a historian.

“Much has happened to me that is worth narrating, worth celebrating, in spite of the regrets and sorrows of exile. My life began under Apartheid until I attained the age of 22, and then subsequently lived in many places and societies, in Central Africa, Britain, the United States, Poland, and during a brief sojourn, in France and, finally, in Switzerland.”
Lewis Nkosi in „Memoirs of a motherless child“

Introduction
Astrid Starck-Adler & Dag Henrichsen

The Black Psychiatrist
Lewis Nkosi

Lewis Nkosi’s Emblematic Play The Black Psychiatrist
Astrid Starck-Adler

Flying Home!
Lewis Nkosi

Lewis Nkosi’s Airport Play Flying Home!
Astrid Starck-Adler

For Juliet’s Lost Birthday
Lewis Nkosi

The World of Johan van Wyk
Lewis Nkosi

“Listening to the Voices in the Streets and the Songs I Hear”
Lewis Nkosi interviewed by Tiisetso Makube (2006)

Lewis Nkosi, the Motherless Child
Litzi Lombardozzi

H.I. E. Dhlomo and Lewis Nkosi’s Historical Imagination, or Meeting Lewis Nkosi in Warsaw in 1989
Ntongela Masilela

“I’m Crazy ab out The Black Psychiatrist”: Lewis Nkosi from Page to Performance and the Notion of Ubuntu
Deborah A. Lutge

Eros and Politics. The Work of Lewis Nkosi Read through Milan Kundera’s
Antonio Dalla Libera

Facing Forward and Backward: Lewis Nkosi’s View of Modernism in African Literature
Cheela Chilala

The Analytical and the Colonial Situation. Power Relations Shaping the Psychoanalytic Encounters in Wulf Sachs’s Black Hamlet and Lewis Nkosi’s Mating Birds
Clara Schumann

Lewis Nkosi – Home and Exile and Mandela’s Ego
Véronique Tadjo

Rereading Mating Birds
Lucy Graham

Literature and Apaartheid: The Reception of Lewis Nkosi in France
Astrid Starck-Adler

Poems, Letters, Conversations and Reminiscences
Ale zibn temen fun der velt/ All seven themes of the world
A retsept oyf tsu makhn a tsimes / A recipe how to make Zimes
A kholem in a regn / A dream in the rain
Unterer Rheinweg
Michoel Felsenbaum

Healing of Wounds of the Way / Zaphola ungophola lezongozi
Sandile Ngidi with Vusi Mchunu

Jiving in Cape Town
Zukiswa Wanner

Lewis Nkosi: A Letter out of Season (with Preface to Patterns of Poetry in Zimbabwe by Lewis Nkosi)
Flora Veit-Wild

Happy New Year, Dear Lewis
Janice Harris

Scarred Human Beings – Reminiscenses
Bennie Bunsee

The Lewis I knew
Randolph Vigne

Lewis Nkosi, Cosmopolitan Exile
Itala Vivan

The Lusaka of Lewis Nkosi. A Memoir
Stephen Chan

Lewis Nkosi At the University of Zambia, 1979–87
Hugh Macmillan

With Lewis Nkosi in Laramie, Wyoming: Pleasures of the Text and of his Company
Ray Mizumura-Pence

Lewis Nkosi at the English Seminar, University of Basel, 2001–2009
Therese Steffen

Memories of Lewis Nkosi
Philippe Olivier-Achard

A Publisher’s Delight
Annari van der Merwe

Lewis Nkosi and My on-and-off Encounters
Peter Ripken

Remembering Lewis Nkosi: An Urban Intellectual Extraordinaire, Born in DurbaBAn
Lindy Stiebel

Many Wor(l)ds in One Satchel: Lewis Nkosi at Ike’s Books
Jo Rushby

In the Room with Lewis Nkosi
Ben Williams

Lewis Nkosi – His 80th Birthday Celebration
Ian Campbell-Gillies

Lewis
Andries Botha

For Lewis Nkosi
Betty Govinden

Forever Colossal
Raks Seakhoa Morakabe

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