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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Die tyd van die triekster : in enkele hedendaagse Afrikaanse prosatekste

Volume 29, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
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Abstract

Hierdie artikel fokus op die verskillende vorme waarin "identiteit" figureer in Afrikaanse romans gepubliseer vanaf 1996 tot 2006, spesifiek soos hierdie vorme verband hou met geografiese verplasing en die dood. Die verskillende opsies wat in die romans geïdentifiseer word, word met mekaar in verband gebring met behulp van die strukturalistiese idee dat betekenis geproduseer word in "'n stelsel verskille met geen positiewe terme nie". Verder word die figuur van die triekster gebruik, soos dit in een roman uit hierdie tyd verskyn, naamlik "Niggie" deur Ingrid Winterbach, as 'n heuristiese hulpmiddel om die generering van die verskillende opsies te identifiseer en voorwaardelik te verklaar.


This article focuses on the various ways in which "identity" figures in Afrikaans novels from 1996 to 2006, particularly with reference to the way in which diasporic displacement and death can be connected to the problem of identity. The various options that are identified in the texts are connected by means of the structuralist idea that meaning is produced as "a system of differences with no positive terms". The figure of the trickster, as it appears in one novel from this time, namely "Niggie" by Ingrid Winterbach, is used as heuristic framework for the study, and as a provisional way understanding the production of the variety of identity options in the novels.

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