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Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in Afrikaanse kinderboeke

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dc.contributor.author Van der Walt, Thomas Bingle
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-15T13:09:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-15T13:09:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-15T13:09:33Z
dc.date.submitted 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1867
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en
dc.description.abstract The Anglo-Boer War had a far-reaching impact on the Afrikaner community and on the relationship between the Afrikaners and the English. As a result of the Black segment of the population’s involvement in the war, either as involuntary victims or as collaborators with the English, the relationships between the various population groups was further complicated. For many years there was a distinction between them and us in the South African society. Irrespective of pleas for so-called nation building there remains distance and ignorance between the population groups in the country. This article portrays the relationship between the various population groups as represented in Afrikaans children’s books with the Anglo-Boer War as theme. Although most of the early books show a clear ethnocentricity, there is often also a corrective for the "nobleness" of "our side" and the "evilness" of "their side". Love affairs between people of different cultural groups, for example, were not possible in the early books, but it seems that more recent books want to bring about conciliation - also by means of the portrayal of such affairs. Just as most South African historians ignored the role and fate of blacks in the war for many years, no Afrikaans, and few English authors has really tackled the subject. Black characters usually move on the periphery of the war - usually as factotums of the English, but sometimes also as loyal subjects to the Boers. en
dc.language.iso afr en
dc.subject South African War, 1899-1902 en
dc.subject Children's literature in afrikaans en
dc.subject Children's books research in South Africa en
dc.subject Anglo-Boer War en
dc.title Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in Afrikaanse kinderboeke en
dc.type Thesis en

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