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“Invisible Exiles? : an African-South African woman’s reconfiguration of exile in Jeremiah 21:1-10”

Show simple item record Masenya, Madipoane 2012-02-03T05:48:12Z 2012-02-03T05:48:12Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Masenya, M. 2007, “Invisible exiles? : an African-South African woman’s reconfiguration of exile in Jeremiah21:1-10”, Old Testament Essays, vol. 20. no. 3, pp. 756-771. en
dc.description.abstract The notion of exile is usually linked to a (forced) movement of a per-son from the country of her/his birth to another country. This also underlies the pericope under discussion in the present text, that is, Jer 21:1-10. The word ‘exile’ can also be linked with negative ex-periences such as lack of freedom, assimilation into foreignness, xenophobia and even death. Some of these life-denying experiences typify the experiences of ‘exiled’ African-South African women. Ac-cording to Jer 21:8-10, though, there can be life in exile. Jeremiah’s exhortation forms part of the Grand Narrative of exile in the Jeremiah tradition. This implies that there are other ‘shades’ of exile told in ‘exile’ stories which are not given as much attention as the meta-narrative by the book of Jeremiah. These are as invisible as the exile stories of African-South African women. By looking through the lens of the metaphor of ‘women-in-exile-at-home’, what insights can Jer 21:8-10 give? Recognising that African-South Afri¬can women’s ‘exile’ stories are invisible when compared to the Grand Narrative of exile in post-apartheid South African politics, in what way can the words of Jer 21:8-10 be configured using present day South Africa as frame of reference? These are the questions grappled with in this article. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Old Testament Society of South Africa en
dc.subject Exile en
dc.subject Jeremiah 21:1-10 en
dc.subject African women en
dc.subject Women in exile en
dc.subject Exile stories en
dc.subject Post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.title “Invisible Exiles? : an African-South African woman’s reconfiguration of exile in Jeremiah 21:1-10” en
dc.type Article en

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