n De Arte - Jong Afrikaner. A self-portrait, Roelof Petrus van Wyk : book review

Volume 2013, Issue 87
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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The Afrikaner - the only white tribe of Africa or a lost caught between an unmentionable past and an uncertain future? One only has to mention recent public statements by Minister Lulu Xingwana about Afrikaner young men and their supposed problematic relationship with women as a response to the Oscar Pistorius saga, to gauge existing negative sentiments about Afrikaner culture. Clearly, to be an Afrikaner is to embody a contested identity that has become synonymous with apartheid, confining nationalism, unbridled racism and a general melange of conservatism.

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