Grant Andrews is a lecturer and researcher who lives in Brisbane, Australia. His research interests include queer studies, film, visual media and digital cultures. He graduated with his PhD in the Department of English at the University of the Western Cape. His published book is entitled Stories of Fathers, Stories of the Nation: Fatherhood and Paternal Power in South African Literature.

He spends his free time walking his two dogs, Coby and Billy, writing, listening to music and relaxing with his partner, Malan.



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Published book: Stories of Fathers, Stories of the Nation: Fatherhood and Paternal Power in South African Literature by Grant Andrews


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This book explores representations of fathers in select South African novels published from the birth of apartheid to the post-transitional moment. Father figures in the texts reflect political and social climates in South Africa—at different times representing the oppressive apartheid government, righteous and authoritative liberation leaders, and the unfulfilled promise of a democratic South Africa. 
Grant Andrews examines how father characters are linked to storytelling; they narrate the lives of their children and their patriarchal power is constituted through narratives. He features authors such as Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, K. Sello Duiker, Mark Behr, ZoĆ« Wicomb, Lisa Fugard, and Zukiswa Wanner. Stories of Fathers, Stories of the Nation also investigates how fatherhoods are being reimagined in light of shifting discourses of gender and identity. More recent novels have deconstructed the father figure and his paternal narrative power, representing conflicts around racial identity, sexuality, legacy, and how the sins of the father are visited on his children.




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