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Literatuur en rewolusie met besondere verwysing na Anna M. Louw: Twenty days that autumn en Jeanette Ferreira: Sitate om ’n rewolusie

D. H. Steenberg
Literator | Vol 8, No 1 | a857 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v8i1.857 | © 1987 D. H. Steenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 1987 | Published: 07 May 1987

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D. H. Steenberg,, South Africa

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Abstract

With the publication of Jeanette Ferreira’s brief novel Sitate om ’n rewolusie in 1985 a phenomenon was given shape in the authorial text of which traces had for some considerable time been present in the work of more than one Afrikaans prosewriter. The theme of revolution is clearly discernible at the surface level, and the reader of Afrikaans prose can then begin to ask questions about the relationship, occurrence and nature of representation of the theme of revolution in the work of some important Afrikaans prose-writers, and tie in Ferreira’s work with the works of these authors. In the sixties Anna M. Louw’s novel Twenty days that autumn was published in English. Coming from the pen of an Afrikaans novelist, it can be seen as one of the first prose works from the Afrikaner community in which revolution is a precipitate, and in this article it is investigated together with Sitale om 'n rewolusie.

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