International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 9, Part C (2020)
A study of racial tension in john Maxwell Coetzee’s Novel Disgrace
Naseer Ahmad Sheikh
This study was intended to explore an analysis of how race is depicted on John Maxwell Coetzee’s most controversial Novel, Disgrace (1999). Indeed, this Novel is actual representation of racial tension in post-apartheid Climate of South Africa. In context to same, this work examines the historical background of South Africa, with its early land disputes between white European colonizers and the native inhabitants of the Cape, and how such events may have influenced contemporary racial discourse in Coetzee’ book, and the reaction it garnered, even from the African National Congress. Despite its bleak views on racial relations in post-apartheid South Africa, evidences show that Disgrace does not carry a racist tone, given the time and place of the novel.
How to cite this article:
Naseer Ahmad Sheikh. A study of racial tension in john Maxwell Coetzee’s Novel Disgrace. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(9):171-173.