Narrators in “The Grape Picker” by Mohlele and “Beaches” by Adams
Discuss the short stories “The Grape Picker” by Nthikeng Mohlele and “Beaches” by Terry-Ann Adams.
Naidu says, “writers and theorists have suggested a particular affinity between the short form and the representation of lives that are marginalized, underrepresented, silenced.” With reference to this observation, discuss the ways in which the chosen stories make room for marginalized voices in the post-apartheid period. Make sure that you discuss the role of the narrator and comment on the interplay between form and content. Provide textual evidence to substantiate your claims.