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Omstrede kwessies en teksinterne korrektiewe in Skilpoppe van Barrie Hough

M.J. Fritz, E.S. Van der Westhuizen
Literator | Vol 31, No 2 | a51 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v31i2.51 | © 2010 M.J. Fritz, E.S. Van der Westhuizen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 July 2010 | Published: 13 July 2010

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M.J. Fritz, Skool vir Tale: Sentrum vir Akademiese & Professionele Taalpraktyk, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa
E.S. Van der Westhuizen, Vakgroep Afrikaans & Nederlands, Skool vir Tale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Controversial issues and text-internal correctives in <i>Skilpoppe</i> by Barrie Hough
This article focuses on the binary relations between controversial issues and text internal correctives by making use of examples from “Skilpoppe” (Babushka dolls) (2002) by Barrie Hough. The article starts with a discussion of controversial issues, including the four main categories, identified as violence, sexuality, politics and religion and continues briefly to the censorship as enacted before the Films and Publications Act, No. 65 of 1996 was passed. Thereafter the text-internal corrective, which is sometimes found to be an answer to controversial issues present in youth literature, is discussed and the binary relations between literary controversy and text-internal correctives are highlighted. The theory developed is then used in the analysis of controversial issues in “Skilpoppe”.


Controversial Issues; Barrie Hough; Skilpoppe; Politics; Religion; Sexuality; Text Internal Corrective; Violence


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