Mrs. Plum Essay

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Korb has a master's degree in English literature and creative writing and has written for a wide variety of educational publishers. In the following essay, she discusses Karabo's growing realization of the hypocrisy of Mrs. Plum's liberalism and her corresponding growth of her own independence.

With publication of such influential works as the autobiography Down Second Avenue and the novel The Wanderers, Ezekiel Mphahlele came to be widely viewed as one of Africa's most important twentieth-century writers. He has lived in his native South Africa, and after his exile in the 1950s, he lived in other African countries as well as in the United States. His most important works, however, have centered on the plight of Africans in racist South Africa, many during the years of apartheid. Like his longer works and his essays, his short stories also reflect these important issues. Published between 1946 and 1967-several in...

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