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n Acta Academica - Deon Opperman's : the rise and fall of Afrikaner nationalism

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

In his epic play on Afrikaner history (from the Great Trek in 1838 to the birth of the new South Africa in 1994) Deon Opperman (award-winning South African playwright) presents the parallel and interlinked histories of two families - represented by a white patriarch and a black matriarch and their various descendants - against the background of important historical developments in South Africa. The article focuses on the depiction of the birth and demise of Afrikaner nationalism by identifying the self" in Opperman's , and by discussing the relationship of the self the "other" in this play.


Deon Opperman (bekroonde Suid-Afrikaanse dramaturg) gee in sy epiese drama oor Afrikaner-geskiedenis (vanaf die Groot Trek in 1838 tot die geboorte van die nuwe Suid-Afrika in 1994) 'n parallele en ineengestrengelde uitbeelding van twee families voorgestel deur 'n blanke patriarg en 'n swart matriarg, sowel as hulle onderskeie afstammelinge - teen die agtergrond van belangrike historiese ontwikkelinge in Suid-Afrika. Hierdie artikel fokus op die uitbeelding van die opkoms en verval van Afrikaner-nasionalisme deur die "self" in Opperman se te identifiseer, sowel as om die verhouding tussen die self die "ander" in die drama te bespreek.

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