n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Vrouekarakters in bekroonde Afrikaanse jeugboeke : 'n opdatering

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


In 1992 De Villiers researched the representation of female characters in award-winning Afrikaans youth literature. She found that the truly liberated woman of the nineties had not yet found her way into these books. This article proceeds from the premise that since the completion of De Villiers' research changes in society and in particular the role of the female have been more radical than ever before. Afrikaans award-winning books that have been published since 1992 have been examined theoretically to determine whether the representation of male and female characters corresponds realistically to current changes in society. The results indicate that under the influence of various political and social changes since 1992, the portrayal of men and women in Afrikaans youth literature in the award-winning category has become more realistic.

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