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Juffrou Sophia op soek na ’n nuwe perspektief

D. H. Steenberg
Literator | Vol 16, No 2 | a613 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v16i2.613 | © 1995 D. H. Steenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 1995 | Published: 02 May 1995

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D. H. Steenberg, Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Potehefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Juffrou Sophia searching for a new perspective
By publishing her fascinating novel Juffrou Sophia vlug vorentoe (1993) Berta Smit, modernist Christian novelist of the sixties, has not only terminated a silence of 21 years, but also demonstrates that some text strategies of Deconstruction can be implemented in the representation of a Christian worldview. Breaking down barriers between personal life and newly created text, between master and servant of different races and different walks of life, implementing the technique of erasure and other contributing strategies, Smit creates a fascinating new world of paradox. In her search for a new perspective, the author not only applies new strategies, but also creates a solution typical to both the postmodernist novel and to the Christian faith.

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