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Die verlede en versoening: Afrikaanse oorlogsliteratuur as (alternatiewe) bron van geskiedskrywing oor die indiwidu

M. Erasmus
Literator | Vol 16, No 2 | a617 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v16i2.617 | © 1995 M. Erasmus | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 1995 | Published: 02 May 1995

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M. Erasmus, Dept. Afrikaans en Nederlands, Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The past and reconciliation: Afrikaans war literature as (alternative) source of historiography regarding the individual
This article looks at Afrikaans literary texts in which the ‘border war’ (1966-1989) is dealt with in a creative manner, and contrasts these texts with historiographical texts on this topic. The role that fictional texts with a partly historical content play in the process of reconciliation in South Africa is examined with reference to ‘border literature’ in particular.

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