n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - A history of neighbouring cousins
The Boers in Angola 1928-1975, Nicol Stassen : review

Volume 76, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



The subject of this book is dirt poor but thoroughly decent people (). The author sets out to paint a picture of the Afrikaner community in Angola during the period 1928-1975. In history the passage of time is sometimes scarcely perceptible. Like a slow-flowing river, time cannot be dammed-up. We cannot detach ourselves from our environment. It is man that lends colour to his environment, just as colour determines the seasons. Like the seasons, our history is one of endless repetition, where change happens slowly. Our environment, and the cosmos, also put its stamp on us. The mountains with their hump backs, the climate, the vegetation and the animal life around us all help determine how we make a living in particular circumstances. The writer describes this ecology with such accuracy and fluency that the readers feel that they are living there.

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