n Historia - "Fools rush in" : writing a history of the concentration camps of the South African War
|Article Title||"Fools rush in" : writing a history of the concentration camps of the South African War|
|© Publisher:||Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)|
|Author||Elizabeth Van Heyningen|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||12 - 33|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
A recent article in the South African Journal of Science (SAJS) has created a certain amount of anger in Afrikaner circles after Rapport newspaper published a piece on it. This was followed by a discussion by Professor Fransjohan Pretorius, in a critique entitled "Toiletpraatjies Stink". His comments bring to the fore some of the very real problems in writing a history of the camps.
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